The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for its annual student scholarship programs benefiting students; as well as its mentorship program, aimed at early professionals in the video games industry. The Randy Pausch, Mark Beaumont, and WomenIN scholarship and mentorship programs are provided to talented students and early professionals who aspire to make a mark in the games industry through their dedication, passion and interest in pushing forward the medium of interactive entertainment.
Student scholarships support aspiring game makers in undergraduate or graduate level programs. Early professional mentorships support recent graduates in their first 2 years of the video game industry. Included in the scholarship is tuition reimbursement for student applicants or a travel stipend to a video game conference for early professionals within the calendar year. All Foundation scholars and early professionals receive a chance to participate in a mentorship program at the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit and 23rd D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony:
Submissions must be completed by May 31, 2019 to be eligible.