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PA Scholarship

Each year we recognize one student shown to have the most potential to positively impact the game industry via a $10,000 academic scholarship. Thousands of applicants apply, but only the following have made it through.

Applications are closed for 2015, check back later.

  • 2015

    2015 Winner - Alex Ripple

    Alex Ripple


    Berklee College of Music

  • 2014

    2014 Winner - Anthony Scott

    Anthony Scott


    Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2013

    2013 Winner - Alicia Cano

    Alicia Cano


    University of Central Florida

  • 2012

    2012 Winner - David Doyle

    David Doyle


    University of Tennessee

    School of Journalism

  • 2011

    2011 Winner - Hunter Ian Hart

    Hunter Ian Hart


    Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)

  • 2010

    2010 Winner - Jeffrey Lin

    Jeffrey Lin


    University of Washington

  • 2009

    2009 Winner - Kyla Gorman

    Kyla Gorman


    University of Southern California

  • 2008

    2008 Winner - Diane Melville

    Diane Melville


    Babson College

  • 2007

    2007 Winner - Mike Stein

    Mike Stein


    University of Southern California

    Interactive Media

Am I eligible for the scholarship?

As long as you meet the following criteria, yes!

  1. Must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2014-2015 academic school year (you must be currently enrolled in a program to be eligible; high school seniors are not eligible).

  2. Must have the intention to enter the game industry in some capacity.

  3. Major: Any field.

  4. GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale.

Can I apply for someone else or on behalf of someone else?

No. The application and letter must be completed by the intended recipient of the scholarship.

When will the winner be notified?

A congratulatory letter will be sent in September of that year. The award is contingent upon your written acceptance, to be returned within three weeks of the date of the letter.

What if I have a question that isn’t on this FAQ?

Feel free to send an email to

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