(AIAS & DICE scholars join us at DICE Awards 2014, with thanks to DICE Scholars Sponsor Intel, L to R: Keith Leiker, AIAS Foundation President Don Daglow, Sarah Conde, Atlas Chen, Chris Burris, Khaled Abdel Rahman, Raymond Tan, DICE Mentor Warren Spector)
The Randy Pausch Scholarships and Mark Beaumont Scholarships are awarded each year to students planning careers in the games industry by the AIAS Foundation, the charitable wing of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. I serve in the volunteer position of President of the Foundation.
The Pausch Scholarship is named after the late Dr. Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of The Last Lecture. Two $2,500 awards are given each year to students pursuing college or graduate studies in preparation for careers in the games industry, with an emphasis on the study of game design, programming, art, production, audio or other creative crafts.
The Beaumont Scholarship is named after the late Mark Beaumont, a long-time games industry executive who was serving as COO of Capcom in North America at the time of his death. Two $2,500 awards are given each year to students pursuing college or graduate studies in preparation for business, marketing, legal, PR, finance or related careers in the games industry.
The deadline to apply is June 30, and more information is available here.