The Entertainment Software Association Foundation (the charitable arm of the video game trade group the ESA) announced that it has awarded 30 would-be game developers scholarships for the 2012-2013 period. The ESA scholarships provide each recipient $3,000 that goes towards their education in fields such as 3D modeling, computer science, game art, animation, digital media, game design and visual effects.
"We are proud to support these outstanding students as they follow their academic and professional dreams," said ESA president Michel D. Gallagher. "By providing access to critical education and technical skills, the scholarship program helps to cultivate young, ambitious game developers and future leaders of our industry. These scholarship recipients represent the next generation of innovative thinkers, who will create games and technologies that will drive our industry’s continued growth and success."
Congratulations to all of this year's recipients. For more information on the ESA Foundation, check out www.esafoundation.org.