Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) SOE’s Scholarship Program

The Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) scholarship was created by Sony Online Entertainment LLC in 2008, 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. If you want to apply to the competition, review the (G.I.R.L.) Game Design Competition 2011 Official Rules. Your application must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. (PST) April 6, 2011.

Official Rules of the competition:

* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program related to video games, including programs related to video game art, design, animation, production, programming, or visual effects;
* Have a 3.00 or higher grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale;
* Continue to be enrolled during the entire 2011-12 academic year, not graduating before the end of the 2012 spring term;
* Be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States (including the District of Columbia) for the duration of the competition and
* Be eighteen (18) years or older at the time of application


One winner will be selected to receive:

* A $10,000 scholarship award to be applied toward tuition, room and board and other education-related expenses at the school at which the winner is enrolled; and
* An internship of up to ten (10) weeks at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego, California or at one of SOE’s studio locations (located in Austin, Seattle, or Denver). Location of internship to be decided by SOE.

For more information visit the G.I.R.L. PROGRAM AND COMPETITION page.

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