The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), is pleased to award ten scholarships to outstanding students or early professionals who are dedicating their careers to the advancement of the video game industry. The scholarship winners will each receive $2,500 or a travel stipend to another video games conference, participate in a year-long mentorship program and are eligible to participate in a professional training and networking opportunity at the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit and 23rd D.I.C.E. Awards show.
2019/2020 AIAS Foundation Scholars
The Randy Pausch Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2008 to honor the memory of Dr. Randy Pausch, Computer Science Professor and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. The scholarship supports students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment.
The WomenIn Scholarships, supported by Intel, are a collaborative effort to attract, retain and advance women in the interactive entertainment industry by supporting their education and professional development. This initiative provides support to female students and early career gaming professionals through its year-long mentoring program, education and scholarships.
The Mark Beaumont Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2010 to honor the memory of the COO of Capcom North America and Europe, Mark Beaumont. This scholarship supports students who are pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment.
Interested in being an AIAS Foundation scholar? Submissions for the 2020/2021 academic year will open up in March 2020 and close May 31, 2020.