Created by the American interactive entertainment software industry to support and provide opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth, the Entertainment Software Association Foundation is accepting grant and scholarship applications for 2010.
The foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that benefit American boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18. Foundation grantees provide programs and services that use computer and video game technology to educate America’s youth. First-time awardees are eligible for grants of up to $50,000 each. To be eligible for funding, an applicant must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; seek funding for a specific project or program that is or will be implemented or available nationwide or in a minimum of two states in the United States; serve American youth between the ages of 7 and 18; and provide programs and services that use technology and/or computer and video games to educate America’s youth and young adults. (Deadline: April 15, 2010.)
The foundation’s scholarship program assists women and minority students preparing for careers in video game development, including those studying graphic design, computer science, animation, programming, digital entertainment, or software engineering. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at accredited four-year colleges and universities. Up to thirty scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded annually, fifteen to graduating high school seniors and fifteen to current college students. Academic scholarship applications for the 2010-11 school year are due by May 15, 2010.
Entertainment Software Association Foundation Grant