Remember the five fabulous golden tickets that gave you a chance to visit the great Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? If you love video games, this might be your chance, since the National Videogame Museum (NVM) has established a scholarship program to award FOUR $1,500 scholarships to high school students enrolling in any four-year college or university beginning fall 2018. One is specifically appointed to women, which I think is pretty great.
Students may apply for one or more of these four scholarships, as qualified:
Frisco, Texas Resident
Frisco is home to the National Videogame Museum, and the museum would like to award one applicant within Frisco city limits.
Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas. (Texas residents attending out-of-state colleges will be considered in this category.)
Texas Resident – Title 1 School Graduate
Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas, must be graduating from a state of Texas designated Title 1 school, and have a household income of $50,000 or less.
Women in Technology
Video game design and technology fields have traditionally been male-dominated. In an effort to bring more diversity to these fields, this scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified female applicant. It is open to women across the U.S.
The application documents will walk candidates through the requirements for each scholarship. Applications will be available on the museum’s website soon, and students must apply by April 1, 2018.
If you are near Frisco, TX in mid-September, North Texas Giving Day on September 14, 2017 offers the community a great way to contribute to the new scholarship fund to support our future generations studying technology-based fields.
About the National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the video game industry. It is a non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) values within video games. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path in a highly interactive, entertaining, and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprises dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 pieces of rotating video game hardware, software, documentation, and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips, and research studies and is open to the public six days a week.