The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for its annual scholarship programs benefiting students and early professional in the video games industry from now until May 31, 2022. The AIAS Foundation, WomenIn, and Girls for Gaming scholarships are provided to students and early professionals in game design, production, or business who aspire to make a mark on the games industry through their dedication, passion, and interest in pushing forward the medium of interactive entertainment. Eligible applicants can find more information and submit at the scholarship page.
The AIAS Foundation Scholarship supports aspiring student game makers in undergraduate, graduate level programs, and early professionals (recent graduates within the first two years in the industry), who are pursuing a career in development/leadership.
The WomenIn Scholarship was established as a collaborative effort to attract, retain, and advance women in the video game industry by supporting education and professional development programming.
The Girls for Gaming Scholarship honors individuals who help empower and educate girls and young women on the various roles within the gaming industry with the purpose of driving and normalizing gender diversity within gaming. This initiative aims to support the scholarship recipient through their education (if they are a student), participate in a mentoring program, and be invited to take part in workshops on how to further grow ally communities and amplify female voices.
For more information about the scholarships, qualifications, and application forms, please visit the scholarship page here.