Daybreak’s eight-year-running Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) scholarship program is done evaluating applicants and ready to proclaim the winners. That’s right, winners plural; this year, the studio decided to expand G.I.R.L. to include two categories, one for art and design and the other for programming and engineering.
The studio named the 2015 recipients today: Grace Kim and Cherylynn Lima. Both will receive $5,000 toward their higher education as well as the opportunity to intern for 10 weeks at Daybreak. The studio said that it will put both of the women to work on H1Z1.
“Both winners truly embraced our G.I.R.L. program goals through their essays, original concept art, and code base for an original game feature,” Chief Publishing Officer Laura Naviaux said. “We are proud to have them represent this year’s program and provide them with opportunities in the gaming industry.”