Call of Duty Endowment dogooders was last year when the group came into existence, announcing intentions of assisting US military veterans with getting work when returning home. But just last week, CODE announced a partnership with two colleges to support scholarship programs in game development for veterans.
Both Austin Community College in Austin, TX and Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI will offer assistance to veterans "with the costs of software, transportation, and other educational needs" -- while the GI bill is intended to cover the cost of tuition -- to the tune of four $2,500 scholarships per academic year at each school ($1,250 for part-time students). The criteria for receiving aid at each school is slightly different, though not entirely dissimilar: both require a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher in previous college work, to have been an honorably discharged veteran from the US Armed Forces and to demonstrate a financial necessity for the assistance.
Applications are already open for the coming school year, the first of five years the program is scheduled to run (totaling $100,000 when all is said and done). Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for ACC here and MATC here.