The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced that the ESA Foundation has awarded scholarships to 30 women and minority students currently pursuing video game-related degrees in the 2013-2014 academic year. The recipients are students currently enrolled full-time at accredited four-year colleges and universities across America.
"These exceptional students represent the future of digital entertainment," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. "They will bring diversity, innovation, and growth to our dynamic industry. We are proud to support their pursuit of critical 21st century skills that will undoubtedly put them on a path toward professional success."
This year's recipients attend 25 schools across 16 states including California Polytechnic State University, Champlain College, DePaul University, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Indiana State University, Johns Hopkins University, Parsons School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Idaho, University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington.
Each recipient will receive $3,000 for their academic endeavors in various fields including game design and development, simulation arts and sciences, game art and animation, visual effects, computer science and engineering, and graphic design.
To learn more about the ESA Foundation and the list of this year's recipients, check out www.esafoundation.org.