ESA Foundation 2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the ESA Foundation awards 30 women and minority students $90,000 in scholarships to pursue video game-related degrees. Each student receives funding to advance their education in subjects including game art and design, computer animation and virtual technology.

To learn more about the 2016-2017 ESA Foundation scholarship recipients, please click the photos below. 


Maryland Institute College of Art


University of Michigan
- Ann Arbor


Bradley University

Aliya Chen

Purdue University – Main Campus

Kristina Chin

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Diana Diaz

Rochester Institute of Technology

Selena Eng

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Nicole Fairchild

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Kaila Harris

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Rahat Hossan

New York University

Michael Inouye

University of Arizona

Tessa Jarden

Brown University

Caitlyn Kenney

Champlain College

Tyler Knox

University of Pennsylvania

Karen Kong

University of California-Riverside

Sarah Korkes

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Rachel Kowalski

Shawnee State University

Alexis Lambert

University of Central Florida

Sam Lee

University of California – Davis

Eleanor Love

Oklahoma Christian University

Anesu Mafuvadze

Duke University

Nicole Maines

University of California – Santa Cruz

Nicole Moeckli

University of Idaho

Sophia Nelson

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Heidi Neunhoffer

The University of Texas at Dallas

Asenith Padilla

Atlantic College

Alexandria Ripple

Berklee College

Leshe Scott

Drexel University

Nguyet-Hang Truong

Savannah College of Art and Design

Jessica Zhu

University of Southern California