To inspire future creators in the video game industry and encourage diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), the ESA Foundation established a scholarship fund providing support for women and minority students.
The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts and Sciences Scholarship
Established in 2007, the ESA Foundation’s Computer and Video Game Arts and Sciences Scholarship has been awarded to nearly 400 women and minority students across the country, enabling them to follow their dream of earning video game-related degrees. Aside from providing students with much-needed funding, the scholarship offers non-monetary opportunities, including networking and mentoring sessions and access to major industry events, like the Game Developers Conference and E3.
Applicants Must Be:
- woman or minority
- pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences
- current high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior
- enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college or university in Fall 2024
- U.S. citizen
How to Apply
Applications for the 2024-2025 scholarship will be available in 2024.
Have any questions? Check out the FAQ!
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Meet The Scholars
Learn about the passion each of our scholars has for video games and what drives them to be the faces of change and improvement to the industry.