To inspire future creators in the video game industry and encourage diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), the ESA Foundation established a scholarship fund to support women and minority students across the US. Since 2007, this program has awarded nearly 400 scholarships, to power the dreams of students earning a computer science or video game arts-related degree.
This year, we are proud to partner with Gay Gaming Professionals to offer additional scholarship support for service work in the LGBTQ+ community. To learn more and meet the three recipients click here.
Nearly two decades ago, the video game industry’s pioneers had a vision. They wanted to prove that the interactive technologies at the center of their work have the power to solve social and global issues. From their vision, the ESA Foundation was born.
Since then, the ESA Foundation has supported students, schools and charities that are improving the lives of kids and expanding their horizons by harnessing the unique power of interactive software.
A significant focus of the ESA Foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships to aspiring game developers, encourage inclusivity and gender balance in STEAM, and activate organizations to use video games to create meaningful opportunities of America’s youth.Read More
Hear from a few scholarship recipients about their experiences with the scholarship program, and how it is helping them achieve internships and careers!
Nite to Unite (NTU) is an annual gala to raise funds for the ESA Foundation and celebrate the many ways video games drive positive change in our society and transform kids’ lives.Join Us!