May 1, 2009

In the News: New Scholarship for Video Game Programmers

Are you interested in becoming a video game programmer? Most programmers have degrees in computer programming, including the special field of computer and video game arts. According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), there are plenty of qualified Caucasian men interested in these jobs post-graduation, but women and minorities aren’t as prevalent in the field.

That’s why the ESA is offering a sweet, $3,000 scholarship to women and minority students who are pursuing their degree in Computer & Video Game Arts (or a related field).

The Foundation has thirty total scholarships available, 15 for high school seniors and another 15 for college students.

To be eligible, you must be enrolled (or plan to enroll) as a full-time student at an accredited four-year colleges or university. The application deadline is May 15, 2009, so there’s not much time left.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit the Entertainment Software Association website. If you want to learn more about pursuing a career in video game industry, the JobMonkey is your #1 resource. You might also want to check out these articles on Video Game Design Schools and Computer Game Education.

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