Entertainment Software Association Foundation

The ESA Foundation provides scholarships to the next generation of industry innovators and supports charitable organizations and schools that leverage entertainment software and technology to create meaningful opportunities for America’s youth. We seek to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit grantees of all ages, races and religions. To date, ESA Foundation has raised more than $20 million for a wide variety of worthy causes.

Entertainment Software Association Foundation Washington, DC, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Scholarship - General
In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30. The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA.  Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. Applicants must be: Women or minority students, Pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program), Enrolling or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, Maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and US citizens. Applications for the 2018-19 program will be accepted  February 1 - April 26, 2018 .  Click on  the Frequently Asked Questions link to learn more about the program and application process. Be sure to check out Q&As with our past scholars to learn about how the ESA Foundation Scholarship helped them pursue their passion: Tré Lannon, University of Southern California Warren Lindsey, Savannah College of Art and Design The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS).