To inspire future creators in the video game industry and encourage diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), the ESA Foundation established a scholarship fund providing support for women and minority students across the United States. Since 2007, the program has awarded nearly 400 scholarships, to power the dreams of students earning a computer science or video game arts-related degree.
In 2019, we partnered with Gay Gaming Professionals to offer an additional scholarship, for service work in the LGBTQ+ community. And this year, we’re proud to announce that we’ve added yet another scholarship opportunity, for college students who play esports on their school’s team while pursuing a four-year academic degree. To meet recipients of previous scholarships, click here.
Nearly two decades ago, the video game industry’s pioneers had a vision. They wanted to prove that the interactive technologies at the center of their work have the power to solve social and global issues. From their vision, the ESA Foundation was born.
Since then, the ESA Foundation has supported students, schools and charities that are improving the lives of kids and expanding their horizons by harnessing the unique power of interactive software.
A significant focus of the ESA Foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships to aspiring game developers, encourage inclusivity and gender balance in STEAM, and activate organizations to use video games to create meaningful opportunities of America’s youth.Read More
Hear from a few scholarship recipients about their experiences with the scholarship program, and how it is helping them achieve internships and careers!
Nite to Unite (NTU) is an annual gala to raise funds for the ESA Foundation and celebrate the many ways video games drive positive change in our society and transform kids’ lives.Join Us!