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Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program Launched by ESA Foundation

By: Danielle Wirsansky, Florida State University

Is your student a “gamer?” If your student loves video games, they will want to check out the new Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program, launched by The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation!

According to a recent press release, current high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply and the scholarship can be used towards full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA.

More than $800,000 over 260 scholarships for the next generation of gaming innovators have been supplied by the ESA Foundation since 2007. Their goal is to encourage diversity and inclusion in the field, particularly for women and minority students. Each year, ESA Foundation awards up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each to women and minority students pursuing video game-related degrees.

Independent scholarship administration company International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) manages the online application. Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, academic honors, career plans and goals, extracurricular activities and special circumstances such as military service.

The deadline to apply is April 27, 2017. Send your student to http://esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp for more information.

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