The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), is pleased to award four scholarships to outstanding students who are dedicating their careers to the advancement of the video game industry. The AIAS Foundation is once again four recipients through its annual Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont scholarship funds. The scholarship winners will participate in a year-long mentorship program and receive a complimentary pass to the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit and 20th D.I.C.E. Awards show, Feb. 21-23, 2017.
“We are proud to honor Marchelle Lundquist and Yuanqing Wu, 2016 Randy Pausch Scholarship winners, along with Christopher Kao and Khaila Hall as 2016 Mark Beaumont Scholars,” said Don Daglow, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation. “We believe that they are great examples of the innovative creative and business leaders who will develop the future of the games industry.”
The Randy Pausch Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2008 to honor the memory of Dr. Randy Pausch, Computer Science Professor and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. The scholarship supports students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment.
The Mark Beaumont Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2010 to honor the memory of the COO of Capcom North America and Europe, Mark Beaumont. This scholarship supports students who are pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment.