Sony Online Entertainment’s G.I.R.L. scholarship grants $10,000 to a student in the creative and applied arts. They’re looking for someone who would promote and help create games that would be more enticing for women to play.
This year, the second ever scholarship was granted to Game & Art design student Rebecca Gleason, from Indianapolis, IN. Aside from the $10k to be applied to her education, she was also granted an optional paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego, to work on Free Realms.
Gleason beat out over 160 other applicants, all of which were asked to submit original art and designs for levels and characters for SOE’s Free Realms. They also had to submit two essays, one on their art, and the other on women in the games industry.