November 21, 2008

A New Scholarship for Making Games

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 9:17 am

As reported earlier this fall by the San Jose Mercury News and others, UC Santa Cruz recently received more than $450,000 from Sony Computer Entertainment America (as part of a class-action settlement) to fund undergraduate scholarships.

I’m happy to announce that application information is now online. The first scholarships will be available to students applying this year — each will provide $10,000 to students entering the B.S. Computer Science: Computer Game Design degree.

3 Responses to “A New Scholarship for Making Games”

  1. Scott Says:

    What an awesome use of a class action lawsuit! Hats off to the folks at UC Santa Cruz who wangled that.

  2. Jim Whitehead Says:

    Wish we could take credit for this, but it really just fell into our laps. I suspect that some of the publicity around the launching of the game design degree led someone involved in the case to think that UCSC would be a good place for the residual. Apparently no one thought it would end up being so much money.

  3. Christian Says:

    This is great, I missed this at the time.. I would love to know what the lawsuit was about…

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