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SOE's annual G.I.R.L. scholarship program accepting applications

Jef Reahard

Are you a real girl? If so, you've probably heard that line once or twice during your MMO travels. This time it might be a welcome advance since it heralds the possibility of landing a scholarship to help with your game development-related education expenses. SOE is ponying up for its fourth annual Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) scholarship, and this year's lucky winner will nab up to $10,000 for tuition and other expenses as well as a paid internship at one of SOE's dev studios.

The entry requirements are pretty basic (namely, you must be enrolled in a gaming-related undergrad program, you can't graduate prior to spring 2012, and you have to comply with the program's official rules).

Prospective students should fill out an online application and submit two pieces of concept art as well as an essay for consideration. The deadline is April 6th, 2011, and SOE will announce the winner on May 16th, 2011. Head to the official program website for full details.

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