Daybreak now has two G.I.R.L. scholarships for 2015

    
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After this week’s Storybricks drama and today’s brutal cutbacks of customer service and forum support, the company formerly known as SOE could really use some good PR, and it might just be getting some in the form of its annual Gamers In Real Life scholarship.

For the past seven years, the studio has awarded a college scholarship and internship to one worthy applicant in its pursuit of supporting women in game design; this year, Daybreak will split that award in half for two applicants, one in art and design and one in programming and engineering. While entry to the competition is not restricted by gender, in past years the program has focused on encouraging and promoting women in the games industry, even requiring applicants to submit essays on the state of women in video games. This year, though Daybreak says the scholarship “aims to be the first step towards empowering bright careers for young women in the video game industry” by way of “helping to create more opportunities for women in game design,” the applications require only design materials and essays that discuss the college student’s “unique perspective.”

[Source: Daybreak press release, application]
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JohnnyB82
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JohnnyB82

Lets not give it to the most deserving, give it to a female regardless of whether they are deserving or not.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Doesnt matter who bought the company. They would have cut as well. The company needed cuts badly. That’s the nature of the industry.

7BitBrian
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7BitBrian

breetoplay 7BitBrian I missed that part, my mistake, i’ll own it, put my foot in my mouth lol. /fail.

That makes it better but I am still of the opinion that there are better ways to go about this rather than throw a paltry amount of money at it.

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ManastuUtakata Estranged Some tires deserve to kick back. Not cross with you guys. :D

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

breetoplay Esoteric Coyote 
Sorry, if my tires where kicking back. But in the air of credulity, I couldn’t let those go. :(

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

Gottphoenix I’m busy – and I don’t need the money ;-)

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

7BitBrian we’ve seen it again and again, hiring for “diversity’s” sake means mediocrity’s sake.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

DBG:  Fires over a hundred.   People with familes to feed, and bills to pay.    Oh, but they’re giving away TWO scholarships, not just one this time. 
Yay.  You guys still suck.

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Esoteric Coyote Cleaned it up. Sorry about the mess. :D

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Rebel Engie breetoplay Oops! :D