The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the professional video games organization advancing the artistic values of the interactive entertainment community, has announced the winners for its annual scholarship programs. The scholarships are awarded by the AIAS Foundation, the academy’s philanthropic arm.
This year four recipients, including Sumeet Khobare (University of Southern California), Lauren Scanlan (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey), Debanshu Singh (University of Pennsylvania) and Ryan Sligh (Southern Methodist University), will receive a total of $10,000 ($2,500 to each recipient) through the Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont scholarship funds. In addition, the scholarship winners receive a complimentary pass to the 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit and 19th D.I.C.E. Awards show, Feb. 16-18, where an assigned mentor helps them navigate and network with industry leaders.
The 2016/2017 scholarship submissions will open up March 2016.