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WomenGamers, National Computer Camp Announce Scholarship for Girls

WomenGamers.Com and National Computer Camp (NCC) have announced a partnership to offer scholarships to females ages 8-18 who want to attend the June/July 2007 enrollment of the regular yearly computer camp.
For the June/July 2007 enrollment, WomenGamers.Com and National Computer Camp (NCC) are offering scholarships valued at $945 to two female students ages 8-18 for one week. These will be the first scholarships ever given to girls wishing to attend this summer experience. At NCC, campers can design a 2D or 3D video game, learn to program, create a graphic video, take apart a computer, create a home page, play tennis, play Civilization and make new friends. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, NCC is America's original computer camp with locations in Connecticut, Georgia, New York, and Ohio. National Computer Camps provides an opportunity for young people from all parts of the United States and around the world to interact creatively. Computer camp is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Zabinski who was awarded several federal grants to train teachers to integrate computers into their classrooms. In an effort to reach young people personally, he established the first of these educational summer camps coining the phrase “computer camps” and founded NCC. Scholarship applicants need to submit an essay in response to the following question: "What will video games of the future be like and if you were in charge of designing a game, what would it be like?" The 500 - 600 word essay must be submitted to [email protected] no later than April 27, 2007. Along with the essay, submissions should include a name, address, telephone, email address, and age. The winning essays will be posted on WomenGamers.Com. The essays will be judged by a WomenGamers.Com panel and the scholarship recipients will be announced on May 4th, 2007. For each scholarship to be awarded, at least five entries need to be received. For more information, visit the scholarship website.

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