GDC11: SOE undergrad scholarship launched

GDC11: SOE undergrad scholarship launched

By Stuart Richardson

March 1st 2011 at 11:00AM

G.I.R.L. fund to aid one lucky student on their way into games development

Sony’s fourth annual Gamers In Real Life (G.I.R.L.) scholarship has opened for applications in the US.

A prize fund of $10,000 (around £6,000) will be paid towards the tuition fees and educational expenses of one US undergraduate student of a games industry related subject, as well as a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at one of SOE’s development studios.

"The most recent industry studies show that although a large percentage of the game playing population is female, they make up only about one in every 10 game developers," said SOE VP of global sales and marketing Laura Naviaux.

"For the fourth year in a row, SOE is committed to encouraging women to pursue an exciting and rewarding career of developing fun and innovative games for everyone."

Application details can be found on the Sony Online Entertainment website.

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