Many of you know that our daughter is starting her senior year of college today and she’ll be graduating in spring with a degree in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, majoring in Video Game Design. She worked hard in high school and through the last three years of college to get and keep a full scholarship that has allowed her to spend her time focusing on her studies. Proud mom bragging moment here as I tell you all that for the last six semesters she’s been on the Dean’s List!
So with all of that being said… You guys this information I get to share with you is SO exciting for our family. We know that not every student is able to afford college or get a full scholarship like our daughter has. But every bit counts and The National Videogame Museum based here in North Texas has announced that they are going to be giving some educational scholarships for high school students. And it’s so awesome to see a scholarship category that is dedicated to females!
The National Videogame Museum (NVM) has established a scholarship program to award four $1,500 scholarships to high school students interested in pursuing a career in the videogame or technology fields. Students must be enrolling in any four-year college or university beginning fall 2018. The museum hopes to be able to offer additional scholarships in the future years as they add to the scholarship funds.
Students may apply for one or more of these four scholarships, as qualified:
· Frisco, Texas Resident
• Frisco is home to the National Videogame Museum, and the museum would like to award one applicant within Frisco city limits.
· Texas Resident
• Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas.
* Texas residents attending out-of-state colleges will be considered in this category.
· Texas Resident – Title 1 School Graduate
• Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas, must be graduating from state of Texas designated Title 1 school and have a household income of $50,000 or less.
· Women in Technology
• Videogame design and technology fields have traditionally been male-dominated. In an effort to bring more diversity to these fields, this scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified female applicant. It is open to females across the U.S.
The application documents will walk candidates through the requirements for each scholarship. Applications will be available on the museum’s website soon, and students must apply by April 1, 2018.