November 21, 2008
A New Scholarship for Making Games
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.
November 23rd, 2008 at 6:06 pm
What an awesome use of a class action lawsuit! Hats off to the folks at UC Santa Cruz who wangled that.
November 24th, 2008 at 12:25 pm
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.
January 16th, 2009 at 12:33 am
This is great, I missed this at the time.. I would love to know what the lawsuit was about…