CALABASAS, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AIAS Foundation, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' philanthropic arm, is pleased to announce that submissions for its Randy Pausch Scholarship and Mark Beaumont Scholarship are now open. These scholarships support aspiring game makers in undergraduate or graduate level programs who are planning on pursuing a career in development or leadership.
The Randy Pausch scholarship, which awards two $2,500 scholarships, was established in 2008 to honor the memory of Computer Science Professor and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Randy Pausch. This scholarship has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment like art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.
The Mark Beaumont scholarship, which awards two $2,500 scholarships, was established in 2010 to honor the memory of the previous COO of Capcom North America and Europe, Mark Beaumont. This scholarship has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment such as executive leadership, law, marketing, public relations, and business development.
"We are seeing an increased number of universities providing opportunities to nurture and instruct the next generation of students about the intricacies of game making," said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and AIAS Foundation board member. "It is our duty to push these dreams forward as these students are the ones who will be building and growing our industry in the coming years. We look forward to announcing the students who really exemplify the spirit of Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont this summer."
To qualify, applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.3, be a full-time student and attend an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2013-2014 school year.
For more information about the scholarships, qualifications and application forms, please visit http://www.interactive.org/foundation/scholarships.asp. The deadline to apply is June 28, 2013.
SOURCE Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences