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$10,000 Scholarship Winner Announced

Sony Online Entertainment today announced a winner in the 2008 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition, whose prize is a $10,000 tuition scholarship toward her education at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco.
Sony Online Entertainment today announced a winner in the 2008 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition: Julia Brasil of San Francisco. Brasil’s has been awarded with a $10,000 tuition scholarship toward her education at The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco. The competition was designed to encourage students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, ultimately resulting in the development of games that are more interesting for women to play. Brasil, a student in the Game Art and Design program at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, also received a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at the Sony Online Entertainment studio of her choice in Austin, Denver, San Diego, or Seattle. “I am shocked and overjoyed to be the first G.I.R.L. Scholarship recipient,” said Brasil in a press release. “I’m really looking forward to my internship with SOE, and getting some hands-on experience at such a well-known company. It’s such a great opportunity.” Brasil was one of nearly 100 applicants vying for the winning title of the 2008 SOE G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition. In order to become the winner, Brasil had to submit an in-game design, original concept art, and two essays. GameCareerGuide.com congratulates the winner on her success. An interview with Brasil has been posted on Station.com.

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