Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences launches games scholarships

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences launches games scholarships
Michael French

By Michael French

February 1st 2008 at 3:13PM

Four $2,500 scholarships, devised with EA's Bing Gordon, available to students attending accredited universities

The US' Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has launched a new games scholarship program to support higher education.

Four $2,500 grants are available to students planning to study games at accredited universities.

This new scholarship fund is designed to "cultivate the gaming industry's brightest young minds" is a collaborative effort between AIAS and Bing Gordon, chief creative officer of Electronic Arts.

Said Joseph Olin, president, AIAS. "We hope these scholarships may help the next Will Wright or Mike Morhaime get their start. This new effort is a wonderful opportunity for the video game industry to support its future by providing a foundation in academics."

More information on the fund can be found here.