Sony Online Entertainment Now Accepting 2014 G.I.R.L. Scholarship Applications

Are you a warrior woman, lady and femme fatale behind a controller? Sony’s looking for a few good women to apply to the 2014 G.I.R.L. Scholarship program.

Current accepting submissions for the “Gamers in Real Life” Game Design Competition, the G.I.R.L. Scholarship awards one winner with a $10,000 scholarship to be applied towards tuition, room and board and other education expensives at the winner’s college or university. In addition to the cash prize, the winner will also be given the opportunity to be hired as a paid intern (rare in this current day and age) for up to 10 weeks at Sony Online Entertainment’s headquarters in San Diego for hands-on experience, working on in-house franchises like PlanetSide and EverQuest.

The G.I.R.L. Scholarship is now in its seventh year, with submissions for the competition closing on March 19th, 2014. To apply, applicants must register with Scholarship America®, SOE’s scholarship administrator, and submit their application for evaluation to the G.I.R.L. application webpage.

On the scholarship and competition, Sony Online Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Laura Naviaux, had this to say:

The G.I.R.L. Scholarship aims to be the first step towards empowering bright careers for young women in the video game industry…By helping to create more opportunities for women in game design, we are helping to shepherd fresh perspectives and new ideas into our industry.

For more on this scholarship, check out the G.I.R.L. SOE website

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Masoud House

Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.

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