How do you make money being a Scholar?
If you do not have enough capital to buy the Generator, you can start playing Space Cartels for free at any time by signing up for the list of players who are willing to be assigned a Manager.
The higher your level in the game, the higher you will be on the list. This will increase your chances of being assigned a Manager faster.
When a Manager is assigned to you, you will automatically start receiving Energy (ENG) as if you had a Generator. Thus, you will earn DMT tokens for your Quests.
However, keep in mind that the system will automatically take 50% of the DMT tokens you earn and give them to the Manager for lending you the Generator.