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Scholarship Opportunities for Video Game and STEAM-Focused Students

A list of scholarships offered by companies and organizations encouraging people in college to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
By ESA Foundation
November 2, 2020

The ESA Foundation is not the only game in town when it comes to awarding collegiate scholarships to underrepresented students focused on the playing and design of video games for educational and career purposes. Check out this growing list of other corporations and organizations providing women and minority students with opportunities designed to encourage the pursuit of studies and jobs in video game and/or other STEM- and STEAM-related fields.

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Foundation (AIAS)

AIAS Foundation offers two scholarships to aspiring undergraduate or graduate level game makers and women wanting to get involved in the interactive entertainment industry.

Girl Scouts

Scouts are eligible for a host of specific scholarships, some of which target STEM and STEAM students and the regions in which they live.


The tech giant offers many scholarships to students focused on game design and STEM. They’re roughly divided into two categories, one for tech students in general, another for young women already enrolled in STEM programs in the United States and Canada.


These tuition and conference scholarships are designed to encourage students, especially those from backgrounds underrepresented in tech fields, to focus on computer science and other STEM-related disciplines.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)

NACME awards more than $3 million in scholarships annually to underrepresented minority students who are either high school seniors applying to engineering or computer science programs at NACME partner institutions or already enrolled in those institutions.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

Funded by Cards Against Humanity, this full-ride scholarship is awarded annually to a STEM-focused woman student who takes the top prize for creating a three-minute educational video on the STEM subject of her choosing.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Each year, SHPE offers more than 150 scholarships, totaling over $340,000, to Hispanic and Latinx STEM-focused students in an active effort to encourage underrepresented students to focus on science and tech studies and careers.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE, which empowers women in engineering and tech professions to reach their full potential, awards dozens of annual scholarships each year to women studying engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

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