The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has opened the call for applications for their scholarship for female students who are pursuing a career in interactive entertainment, such as game development. The WomenIn Scholarship aims to support the inclusion of more women in the field of interactive entertainment.
To apply, you must be a full-time undergraduate student entering their second year at an accredited college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 school year. You are also eligible for the scholarship if you will be a graduate student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. for 2016-2017. If you are a high school senior who will be an incoming college freshman, you are not eligible for the scholarship.
The other criteria includes the intention to go on to become a part of the interactive entertainment field and have at least a 3.3 out of 4.0 GPA. You do not have to have a specific major to apply for this scholarship.
To apply, you must complete the application cover form and verify your enrollment at a college or university with a transcript. You will also need to submit a 2-page maximum letter describing your studies, how you hope to benefit the gaming industry, and you will need to describe your personal character, leadership, service and financial need, along with two letters of recommendation.
The deadline to submit an application is October 31, 2016. The winners will be announced in November 2016. Each winner will be awarded up to $2,500 in direct financial aid and will be eligible for AIAS Foundation’s mentoring program.