Sony Online Entertainment's fifth annual G.I.R.L. scholarship officially has a winner. Quinne Larsen of Northridge, California, is the 2012 champ. The Gamers in Real Life initiative was created to encourage women to pursue careers in game design and development.
Larsen was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to put toward college tuition, and she has also accepted a 10-week internship at SOE headquarters in San Diego. Competitors were asked to submit concept art based on SOE titles as well as an essay on women in the gaming industry. More info on the scholarship is available at SOE's official website.
[Source: SOE press release]