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Gamers in Real Life Profile

Posted Jan 29, 2010 by Jon Wood

Gamers in Real Life Profile

MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh headed back to the Sony Online Entertainment offices to speak with the last two years' winners of the G.I.R.L. scholarship, designed to promote women in the gaming workforce. In this article, she speaks with previous winners and encourages potential applicants to put their hats in the ring this year.

Sony Online Entertainment recently announced that applications were open for their third annual G.I.R.L. scholarship and MMORPG caught up with SOE and the last two winners to see how well the program has done and where it's gone since its inception in 2008.

G.I.R.L is an acronym for Gamers In Real Life and was created with the goal to positively impact the way females are depicted in video games, and to create and influence content to be appealing to women. The scholarship program is designed to educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design, although it is not strictly limited to women. The chosen scholar receives $10,000 that is paid to their school for their program expenses such as tuition, books, room and board, and a paid internship to an SOE studio of choice.

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