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ESA Foundation College Scholarship Program

Video games may seem like all play, but for students who are thinking about working in the computer/video gaming areas, they can lead to a solid career choice.  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation offers 30 college scholarships to deserving minority or women students who are pursuing degrees that will lead them to a career in the areas of Computer and Video Game Arts.  With so many scholarships available, this opportunity is a great one for those students that qualify to apply.  Here are the details:

  • Open to women or minority students
  • Students must be pursuing degrees that lead to careers in computer and video game arts
  • Students must be enrolled, or plan on enrolling, in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 4 year college in the U.S.
  • High school seniors may apply, but must have already been accepted into a computer/video game arts program
  • Students must maintain a G.P.A. of 2.75 or above
  • Students must be U.S. citizens
  • 30 scholarships of $3000 each will be awarded (15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students)
  • Applications are accepted between March 12 and May 29
  • Deadline to apply is May 29, 2015

Winning Tips:  The eligibility guidelines are very detailed and specific, so students should make sure they meet all of them before spending time applying for this scholarship.  This is an online only scholarship, so carefully review my 5 Tips for Smarter Online Scholarship Submission found HERE.  Use the space in the “Additional Information” section to share student leadership skills, created online content (including links), and any other information that is not shared in the application that is impressive to scholarship judges and showcases computers/video game creation knowledge and strengths.  The required essay has a maximum 300 word limit, so make each word count and fully answer the question asked.  Scholarship essay tips can be found HERE.  The letter of recommendation is also done online, so give the writer extra time to write the letter, review the submission instructions, and submit the letter using the unique code found in the email that is generated by the student.

Click the link below to find out all the details and to apply for the ESA Scholarship:


ESA Foundation College Scholarship

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