AIAS Foundation scholarships
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts, would like to announce that submissions for its AIAS Foundation scholarships are now open.
As part of the AIAS’ efforts to promote and advance the worldwide interactive entertainment community, we offer a scholarship program to students seeking a degree for use in the video games industry. We are contacting you today in order to inform any potential students of a possible scholarship open to them.
For students pursuing a degree with the intent of employment in the video games industry, we offer the Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont Scholarship Funds.
The Randy Pausch scholarship has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment. Possible career paths for Randy Pausch applicants include (but are not limited to) art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.
The Mark Beaumont scholarship has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment. Possible career paths for Mark Beaumont applicants include (but are not limited to) executive leadership, law, marketing, public relations, and business development.
The awards are for 1 year and the amount is $2,500 each. These awards are only open to current full-time students (high school seniors are not eligible). All submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2011. To apply, students may visit www.interactive.org/foundation/scholarships.asp.
If you have any questions regarding the AIAS Foundation scholarships, please contact Debby Chen at debby [at] interactive.org.