01. 25. 2010
Sony Wants You! $10,000 Scholarship up for Grabs
Contrary to popular belief, there are more than a few girl gamers out there, serving up their own brand of pwnage with a smile. When it comes to game development, women continue to be an underrepresented segment of the industry. Sony Online Entertainment is doing their part to remedy the situation with the G.I.R.L. scholarship.
The G.I.R.L. (Gamers In Real Life) program was created to affect how women are portrayed in video games. And there's no better way to change the machine than to work from within. In conjunction with the program there is also a scholarship was created with the express purpose of recruiting into the fields of video game production and design.
One lucky gamer girl can be awarded the $10,000 prize provided they are eligible to apply. Eligibility is as follows:
* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program related to video games, including programs related to video game art, design, animation, production, programming, or visual effects;
* Have a 3.00 or higher grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale;
* Continue to be enrolled during the entire 2010-11 academic year, not graduating before the end of the 2011 spring term;
* Be a legal resident of the United States (including the District of Columbia) for the duration of the competition and
* Be eighteen (18) years or older at the time of application
Applications are currently available at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife/.