Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) Foundation Scholarships

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The AIAS Foundation has opened submissions for its annual scholarship programs benefiting students and early professionals in the video games industry. The Randy Pausch, Mark Beaumont, and WomenIN scholarships are provided to talented students and early professionals who aspire to make a mark in the games industry through their dedication, passion, and interest in pushing forward the medium of interactive entertainment.

Student scholarships support aspiring game makers in undergraduate or graduate level programs. Early professional scholarships support recent graduates in their first 2 years of the video game industry. Included in the scholarship is tuition reimbursement for student applicants or a travel stipend to a video game conference for early professionals within the calendar year. All Foundation scholars receive a chance to participate in a mentorship program at the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit and 23rd D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony:

·         The Randy Pausch Scholarship was established in 2008 to honor the memory of Computer Science Professor and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Randy Pausch. The Pausch Scholarships support students are pursuing careers in the development of interactive entertainment, including art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.

·         The Mark Beaumont Scholarship was established in 2010 to honor the memory of the previous COO of Capcom North America and Europe, Mark Beaumont. The Beaumont Scholarships support students pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment, including management, law, marketing, public relations, and business development.

·         The WomenIN Scholarship was established in 2016 as a collaborative effort to attract, retain and advance women in the video game industry by supporting education and professional development programming.

Please visit the website (www.aiasfoundation.org) in order to apply and learn more about the organization. The direct link to the scholarship applications can be found here: https://www.aiasfoundation.org/programs/2019_aias_foundation_scholarships.asp

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 31st

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