Sony’s G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program Empowers Female Designers

“Females aren’t a large part of the gaming populace, and especially not as developers or designers.”

This is a comment seen on a variety of big gaming publications on the web today. Some commenters are more vocal about the fact more and more women are becoming part of the video gaming industry. These vocal commenters are usually against more women being apart of it. But what do gaming companies think of having women developers and designers?

One gaming company, Sony Online Entertainment, wants to see more women entering the world of game design. Seven years ago, SOE implemented the G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program. G.I.R.L. stands for Gamers in Real Life. This competition provides a $10,000 scholarship award prize. What makes the grand prize even better is that SOE offers a paid intern position, up to 10 weeks, in San Diego.

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Note: While originally held by Sony, this program is now under Daybreak Games since the SOE division was sold.

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