Sony Online Entertainment creates games that appeal to both male and female gamers which is why SOE strives to develop from both sides of the gender fence. To encourage women to pursue game industry careers, SOE created the G.I.R.L program that gives scholarships and intern opportunities to females looking to break into the industry. Meet the second recipient of this great program!
We are proud to announce the 2009 G.I.R.L. Scholarship winner; Rebecca Gleason of Indianapolis, IN. This marks the second year of the scholarship program, encouraging students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, ultimately resulting in the development of video games that are more enticing for women to play.
Gleason, a Game Art & Design student, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an optional paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOEÂs headquarters in San Diego, working on the newly released and highly successful free to play game, Free RealmsÂ.
ÂI feel so honored to be given this opportunity,Â said Gleason. ÂI canÂt wait to make the most of it by really diving in, absorbing what I learn and working to promote the mission of the G.I.R.L. program.Â
You can read more about SOE's G.I.R.L program by visiting this link and congrats to Rebecca on her accomplishment!