Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the upcoming academic school year.
  3. Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at time of application. High school seniors are not eligible to apply.
  4. Must have the intention to enter the game industry in some capacity.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for currently enrolled U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students who have an intention to enter the game industry in some capacity. The student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Enrollment verification
Additional Information: Students will be evaluated based on the following: the completed application; required documentation; eligibility requirements; and weighted criteria (weights in service, leadership, character, and financial need). Scholarship recipients will be announced in July. Please note: Scholarship recipients must be able to provide documentation showing the deposit of scholarship funds to his/her educational institution as well as a transcript for the academic year in which funds are given. If unable to do so, the student forfeits the scholarship and must return the funds within six weeks of written notice.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, non-renewable. Please note: Scholarship recipients may not reapply.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Applications are available online on the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: verification of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate studies program for the following academic year; a letter of two pages or less that includes information about his/her studies and how he/she will benefit the game industry and a statement addressing his/her service, leadership, character, and financial need; two current, signed letters of recommendation from colleagues or professors in his/her current academic program, adminstration, or who know him/her individually (letters must address the student's potential to make a significant contribution to the game industry through character, service, or leadership abilities); and his/her most recent official college/university transcript with school stamp, school official's signature, or embossed stamp/seal, and the school's grading system. The application and all supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Debby Chen
Address: 11175 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 440 Los Angeles, California 90025

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