We once posted a well-received blog article “Large Scholarships Lead to College Degrees and Careers in Video Gaming: eSports” and it introduced our audience to the growing popularity of video gaming degrees/programs.  The current forecasts estimate the video gaming industry to be worth $268 Billion USD by 2025 worldwide, according to Statista.

Are you thinking about attending one of the best video gaming schools? We will reveal the list later but now we would like to introduce three scholarships for Video Game Design.

Please note it is not just those who are excellent in designing video games to obtain the scholarships.  Let take The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences as an example.  Its scholarship recipients can be those who are interested in game development including but not limited to: art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, law, marketing, and business administration.

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.

Applications Cycle

Application opens
February 2022

Application closes
April 2022

Earliest notification
July 2022

Earliest announcement
September 2022

Scholarship Committee
222 Broadway Floor 19
New York, NY 10038

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Innovate with passion and bring your idea to life in the Imagine Cup. Collaborate with other students and build your skills together to solve global issues.

Why you should enter

 The Imagine Cup is full of opportunities to gain new skills, access exclusive training, unlock mentorship opportunities, have the chance to win great prizes, and make a difference in the world.
1. Training and mentorship from Microsoft experts
2. Networking with industry pros
3. The chance to showcase your idea
4. Cash to continue taking your project to the next level
5. This year’s World Champions will take home a USD 100,000 grand prize and a mentoring session from Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella. 

Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Check out the 2022 Rules and Regulations
Register for the 2022 competition now.  


To support and encourage women who are interested in breaking into the games industry,

The NYU Game Center EVO Scholarship
The NYU Game Center partnered with the Evo tournament, to create an annual scholarship to study game design at New York University.

Application deadlines: vary
Please contact NYU for the latest.
Contact Info:
TISCH School of the Arts
370 Jay St., 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
email: gamecenter@nyu.edu