Sony Online Entertainment G.I.R.L. scholarship now accepting applications
First awarded in 2008, the Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) scholarship was created by Sony Online Entertainment LLC to encourage students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, with the ultimate goal of developing video games that are more interesting for women to play. Today, Sony has announced that they are now accepting applications and submissions for its 2013 Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Game Design Competition.
SOE will award one winner of the 2013 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition with a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to be applied towards tuition and other educational expenses at the winner’s school of enrollment. Winners will also be given the opportunity to participate in a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego for hands-on experience working on one or more of the company’s games.
“At SOE, we believe that diversity is one of our keys to success and it is truly woven into the fabric of who we are as a company,” said Laura Naviaux, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “We want to help make the games industry even that much more approachable and our goal with the G.I.R.L. Scholarship is to provide an easy way to usher even more women into the industry.”
Submissions for the 2013 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition will close on March 29, 2013. To apply, applicants must register with Scholarship America®, SOE’s scholarship administrator, and submit their application for evaluation.
How can you apply?
You can see all of the competition details and apply right here: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife/