Scholarships in Computer Game Design

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Washington High School who plans to pursue a two- or four-year college or vocational school degree in computer animation, computer art design, computer game design, computer graphics, or writing (literature, not journalism) at an accredited institution.

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a woman or minority student and U.S. citizen pursuing a degree in computer and video game arts. Must be a full-time high school senior or college student with a GPA of at least 2.75.

The Randy Pausch Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student or graduate student attending an accredited university in the U.S pursuing a degree related to the developing of interactive entertainment. Some examples include art, animation, programming, game design, and sound design majors. Minimum 3.3 GPA, two page letter, and two letters of recommendation required.

Vision Tech Camps Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 1

Applicants must be rising high school seniors or students currently attending college. Students must be pursuing or intend to seek a degree in a field related to technology - including computer science, computer engineering, sciences, engineering, graphic design, or a closely related field. Applicants may choose to include a written description or video of work done using technology.