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  • 21Feb

    SOE now taking applications for G.I.R.L. Scholarship

    We are a HUGE supporter of Sony Online Entertainment’s effort to encourage women to go into game design through their G.I.R.L (Gamers in Real Life) scholarship. SOE is now accepting submissions for the 2013 scholarship. This is the sixth year of the scholarship that focuses on helping women pursue a career in the creative and applied arts. SOE will choose one winner for the scholarship which is $10,000 to be applied toward tuition and educational expenses. The winner will also get a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE headquarters in San Diego and actually get to work on the company’s games. “At SOE, we believe that diversity is one of our keys to success and it is truly woven into the fabric of who we are as a company,” said Laura Naviaux, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “We want to help

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  • 20Mar

    The rise of the video game design summer camp

    According to new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association (or ESA), there are more than 300 summer camps in the U.S. offering programs in video game design. At these camps, students generally take a one- or two-week course that teach a variety of design skills, like 3D mapping, or development for smartphones. Students can then bring home their projects on storage media. “With the nation’s renewed focus on STEM education, I’m encouraged to see a complementary growth in camps where students explore their personal interest in game design, learn valuable skills, and perhaps most important, have fun doing it,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president for communications and industry affairs at the ESA. “Video games are increasingly acknowledged as innovative educational tools and video game design offers students great opportunities to develop the advanced math and problem-solving abilities they will need to achieve success and keep America competitive

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  • 08Mar

    Enter to win a scholarship to National Computer Camp

    Last year we sent Sarah, 16, to National Computer Camp. She had a great time learning at the camp and it’s our honor to be able to offer the experience of attending National Computer Camp again! GamingAngels is teaming up with National Computer Camp (NCC) to offer the Second Annual Scholarship for NCC’s June/July 2012 enrollment valued at $985 to a female student (ages 8-18) for one week.
 At NCC (http://www.NCCamp.com), campers can design a 2D or 3D video game, learn to program, create a graphic video, take apart a computer, create a home page, play tennis, play Civilization and make new friends. Now in its 35th year, NCC is America’s original computer camp with locations in Connecticut, Georgia, New York and Ohio. On National Computer Camp’s facebook page, you can see pictures of what the camps are like. “We’re excited to offer this scholarship again on GamingAngels.com,” said Trina

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  • 15Jun

    It’s time to announce our National Computer Camp scholarship winner!

    The choice was a hard one to make, let me tell you. We received essays on games ranging from BioShock 2 to Harvest Moon. Some girls wanted to add contextual minigames to Wizard 101. But as much as we wished we could give out multiple scholarships, just like Highlander, there can be only one. (Winner, that is.) GamingAngels staff chose Annapolis, Md.’s Sarah Bishop, 16, as the prize winner after reading her essay on improvements she would want to make in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. You can read her entry at the end of this post. Congratulations, Sarah! We hope you enjoy your time at Computer Camp. We also extend a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who entered the contest. I’m sure I speak for the rest of the staff when I say that I hope we can offer an opportunity like this again.   Here’s Sarah’s essay:   My

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  • 09May

    Win a Scholarship to National Computer Camp

    GamingAngels.com and National Computer Camp (NCC) are offering a scholarship for NCC’s June/July 2011 enrollment valued at $985 to a female student (ages 8-18) for one week.
 At NCC (http://www.NCCamp.com), campers can design a 2D or 3D video game, learn to program, create a graphic video, take apart a computer, create a home page, play tennis, play Civilization and make new friends. Now in its 34th year, NCC is America’s original computer camp with locations in Connecticut, Georgia, New York and Ohio. “We’re excited to offer this scholarship on GamingAngels.com,” said Trina Finton, CEO and Founder of GamingAngels.com. “It is important to encourage young women to explore technology. As an IT professional, I wish I could have attended a computer camp at that age. We’re looking for scholarship applicants that are excited about the opportunity. In their essay, we want them to explain how their game design ideas would improve

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  • 01Mar

    SOE announces 4th annual G.I.R.L. Scholarship

    It’s so wonderful to see the SOE has announced that they are accepting applications for the fourth annual Gamers In Real Life. The (G.I.R.L) scholarship awards students up to $10,000 toward tuition and a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE’s development studios (room and board not included). “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 Laura Naviaux, vice president of global sales and marketing at SOE. “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.” We encourage all our readers to apply at scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife. The tiny print says entrants have to be enrolled in undergraduate program related to video games, video game art, design, animation, production,

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  • 02Jun

    Former teacher wins $50k Women in Games Scholarship from Vancouver Film School

    Anne Dickerson, a teacher from a struggling 4th grade classroom, has won Vancouver Film School’s (VFS) Women in Games Scholarship for $50,000. Anne began developing games for her students to help them with everything from literacy and arithmetic to behavioral problems. “I am beyond thrilled to receive this great honor,” says Anne. “As an elementary school teacher, I realized the significant impact games can have on student achievement, and since leaving the classroom, I have aspired to create effective educational games. I am confident that this award, along with the excellent education I will obtain through the VFS Game Design program, will bring me one step closer to achieving my goal of effecting systemic change in the field of education through games.” Through her scholarship at VFS, Anne will be able to further delve into the details of designing and developing educational games for one year at one of the

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  • 16May

    WomenGamers.com scholarship for girls

    I highly respect and love WomenGamers.com, because they offer things like this scholarship for gaming girls. One day I’d love to offer a scholarship on GamingAngels but until then it’s great to be able to support our friends at WomenGamers.com and promote theirs! If you are or know of a female from ages 8-18, please encourage her to apply for the scholarship to National Computer Camp (NCC). At NCC (http://www.NCCamp.com), campers can design a 2D or 3D video game, learn to program, create a graphic video, take apart a computer, create a home page, play tennis, play Civilization and make new friends. Now in its 33rd year, NCC is America’s original computer camp with locations in Connecticut, Georgia, New York, and Ohio. “What we are looking for in the scholarship applicants is the ability to critically dissect the games they play and understand why they find them engaging,” says Ismini

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  • 20Apr

    Penny Arcade Scholarship Applications Now Available

    Penny Arcade is offering a scholarship for students who intend to enter the game industry in “some capacity” for the fourth time. Current students at accredited U.S. colleges and universities are eligible (as long as they meet the above game industry stipulation and have a GPA above 3.3) for the $10,000 scholarship. If interested, you’ll need to submit a letter about your current studies and how you can benefit the gaming industry, as well as solicit two letters of recommendation from professors/advisors/bosses/etc. Not only that, but they’ll need a school transcript (for verifying GPA) and a photograph (to be used if you actually win). The scholarship only lasts for a year, but $10,000 is a lot of money! If you want to apply, the application is here (PDF), and it needs to be postmarked May 30 or earlier.

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  • 02Mar

    VFS Offers Women in Games Scholarship for the Second Year in a Row

    Vancouver Film School is pleased to present the first-of-its-kind $30,000 Women in Games Scholarship for the second straight year. This scholarship covers the full tuition for a female aspiring game designer to attend VFS’s one-year Game Design program, and was established as a concerted efford by Vancouver Film School to encourage more females to pursue Game Design as a career. Last year’s scholarship winner, Shannon Lee of Toronto, is still very enthusiastic about the program midway through. (Then again, I guess the homework’s pretty fun.) “The Game Design program at VFS has been a very rewarding and enjoyable experience thus far,” Lee says. “Applying for the scholarship was the best decision I’ve ever made and I’m sure that the next recipient will feel the same,” she said. VFS has quite a few distinguished alumnae, including Tara Mustapha and Charmie Kim of Microsoft Game Studios, Pamela Livara of Vancouver’s Slant Six,

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