Deadline:

31 May 2020

Location:

Los Angeles, Unites States

(Partially Funded)

Description

AIAS Foundation Scholarship Fund

This scholarship support aspiring student game makers in undergraduate or graduate-level programs who are planning on pursuing a career in development or leadership as well as video game early professionals and recent graduates within their first 2 years in the industry.

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  • Eligible candidates will be pursuing careers in game development or the business of interactive entertainment.
  • Applicants do not need to be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply.
  • Family members of the AIAS Foundation board and staff and individual major donors of the Foundation (defined as contributors of at least $1000 in donation) are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Academic institutions must be accredited by the standard and customary university/college accrediting institution(s) for the country or countries where they operate. If there is any question as to the accreditation of any academic institution, the Foundation reserves the exclusive right to determine in its sole judgment whether students from that institution will be eligible for Foundation scholarships.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art
  • Animation
  • Programming
  • Engineering
  • Game Direction
  • Game Design
  • Sound Design
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES

Program Period

One Year

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

For Students:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student or a graduate student attending an accredited college or university during the 2020-21 academic school year.
  • Must be 21 years or older by February 8th, 2021 “If under 21, must acknowledge that you are not eligible to participate in activities during D.I.C.E. Summit including the mentor program on-site”.
  • Major: Any field.
  • GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale.

For Early Professionals:

  • Must be 21 years or older by February 8th, 2021. “If under 21, must acknowledge that they are not eligible to participate in activities during D.I.C.E. Summit including the mentor program on-site”.

Notes:

  • Applicants do not need to be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply. In compliance with federal law, any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship must not be listed on a published “Specifically Designated Nationals” terrorism watch list.
  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The student scholarship winners will each receive $2,500.
  • The professional scholars will receive a travel stipend to another video game conference.
  • All scholars participate in a year-long mentorship program and are eligible to participate in a professional training and networking opportunity at the 2021 D.I.C.E. 2021 summit and 24th D.I.C.E. Awards show.

How to Apply

First Step:

  • As a student, you have to fill out this form.
  • As an early professional applicant, you have to fill out this form.

Second Step: You must upload the following documents:

1. Two pages (maximum) personal statement, including:

  • Information about your studies and how you will benefit the game industry.
  •  A statement addressing your service, leadership, character, and financial need.

2. Two current, signed letters of recommendation:

  • Letters of recommendation must be from colleagues or professors from your current academic program, administration, and/or professors who know you individually.
  • Letters of recommendations must address your potential to make a significant contribution to the game industry through character, service, or leadership abilities.

For more inquiries: You can check the Scholarship FAQ page OR email  info@aiasfoundation.org.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Samah Mubarak/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Reem Wally/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team