Sony Online's G.I.R.L. Scholarship Submissions Closing Soon

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is now accepting submissions for the 5th annual Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Game Design Competition
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Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is now accepting submissions for the 5th annual Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Game Design Competition, the publisher's yearly initiative to promote higher education among women and encourage their involvement within the male dominated gaming industry.

The winning submission will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be applied towards tuition and other educational expenses, along with the opportunity for a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE. The application deadline is March 29, 2012, after which SOE will determine the scholarship winner. More details can be found here.

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