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SOE presents 3rd annual G.I.R.L. Scholarship program

Posted by: Tina at 1/20/2010 6:47 PM
Sony Online Entertainment is promoting the education of women towards video game production and design. The promotion they’re offering comes by way of the G.I.R.L. Scholarship program, which includes $10,000 to go toward tuition or other educational expenses. They will also offer an optional 10-week internship at one of their studios.

Laura Naviaux at SOE is enthusiastic about their third scholarship offering: “The past two G.I.R.L. Scholarship recipients were such a valued addition to our team that we are thrilled to offer this program for the third consecutive year. Our goal is to continue to encourage and reward women who share our commitment and passion for developing cutting edge online games for all demographic groups.”

You have to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program involving video games to be apply, with a graduation date of later than the 2011 spring term. Hit their site or read on for the full details.


APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT’S

3RD ANNUAL G.I.R.L. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM



Program Awards Up To $10,000 Toward Tuition and Other Educational Expenses

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 19, 2010 – Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 G.I.R.L. Scholarship to help educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design. Sponsored by Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in online gaming, and administered by Scholarship America®, a leading non-profit educational support program, applications are available at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife and more details, including official rules for entry are also available online at http://www.station.sony.com/girl/.



"The past two G.I.R.L. Scholarship recipients were such a valued addition to our team that we are thrilled to offer this program for the third consecutive year,” said Laura Naviaux, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “Our goal is to continue to encourage and reward women who share our commitment and passion for developing cutting edge online games for all demographic groups.”



One skilled student will win up to $10,000 to be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses at the school at which the student is currently enrolled, and an optional internship of up to 10 weeks at one of Sony Online Entertainment’s studios (room, board, transportation and living expenses not included).



To be eligible to participate, entrants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program related to video games, including video game art, design, animation, production, programming or visual effects, must not graduate before the end of the 2011 spring term and must comply with the program’s official rules. Entrants are required to complete an online application along with an existing piece of art, and if chosen as semifinalists, submit two pieces of concept art and one essay that will be reviewed by a panel of SOE judges. Online applications must be completed and submitted on or before February 15, 2010. SOE will announce the winner on or about May 20, 2010.



For more information about the G.I.R.L. Scholarship program, please visit http://www.station.sony.com/girl/.