Electronic Arts is granting a $10,000 tuition scholarship to three of its studio interns in its 2008 Scholarship Awards program.
The recipients were selected from a pool of 100 summer interns currently working in EA studios and were identified based upon academic excellence, internship performance, "passion for gaming," and financial need.
EA's summer internship program consists of a 12-week curriculum and hosts over 200 students to work in its studios around the world.
Luv Kohli, the recipient of the Dick Asher Scholarship, previously worked as a software engineer intern for EA's Godfather
team in 2007. He returned this summer to work in Raleigh, N.C.'s development studio. Kohli is finishing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, focusing on virtual reality related to new modes of gaming.
Sarah Hatton, who was awarded the Tim Mott Scholarship, served as an assistant producer intern on EA’s Pogo team. She is pursuing her M.F.A. in Digital Technology at Arizona State University. While attending undergraduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, Hatton was a research artist for Alice Software, of which EA has been a supporter.
Greg Hettinger received the Randy Pausch Scholarship after working at EA this summer as an animator on Hasbro products at EA Salt Lake City. He completed a B.S. degree in Business from Florida State University, but has returned to school full-time seeking another Bacherlor's degree, this time in Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art & Design.
Said EA's executive vice president of Human Resources Gabrielle Toledano, "These winners embody the spirit of EA and the people that inspired these three scholarships – retired Board of Directors Dick Asher and Tim Mott, and long-time friend of EA who recently passed, Randy Pausch."
She continued: "Luv Kohli, Sarah Hatton and Greg Hettinger reflect the diversity of EA’s internship program, and all have unique academic and work experiences. In addition, all three scholars have been extended job offers to return to EA after completing their studies which is great recognition of their hard work and professional achievements at EA this summer.”