ESA Foundation's video game scholarship program now accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Entertainment Software Association Foundation (ESAF) 2013-2014 scholarship program for women and minority students who want to undertake computer and video game-related degrees.

To be eligible, degrees must be at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the U.S, and must be in the fields of graphic design, computer science, animation, programming, digital entertainment or software engineering. Submissions close May 15, 2013, with successful applicants announced this fall.

There are 30 scholarships on offer this year, valued at $3,000 each. The ESAF states that roughly half of the scholarships go to students currently enrolled in a full-time program and the remaining 50 percent to high school seniors.

"Since its inception, ESAF's scholarship program has supported more than 140 exceptional students, enabling them to realize their academic and professional dreams while contributing to the diversity of the video game industry," said Jenny Lai, vice president of ESAF, the video game industry's philanthropic arm. "We are proud to continue providing our industry's future leaders with the opportunity to gain the skills they need to succeed."

Interested parties can find out more and apply for the 2013-2014 ESAF scholarship via the ESAF website.

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