The National Videogame Museum (NVM) has established a scholarship program to award four $1,500 scholarships to high school students interested in pursuing a career in the videogame or technology fields. Students must be enrolling in any four-year college or university beginning fall 2019. The museum hopes to be able to offer additional scholarships in the future years as they add to the scholarship funds.
Students may apply for one or more of these four scholarships, as qualified:
Frisco, Texas Resident
Frisco is home to the National Videogame Museum, and the museum would like to award one applicant within Frisco city limits.
Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas.
*Texas residents attending out-of-state colleges will be considered in this category.
Texas Resident – Title 1 School Graduate
Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas, must be graduating from state of Texas designated Title 1 school and have a household income of $50,000 or less.
Women in Technology
Videogame design and technology fields have traditionally been male-dominated. In an effort to bring more diversity to these fields, this scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified female applicant. It is open to females across the U.S.
The application documents will walk candidates through the requirements for each scholarship. Applications are available on the museum’s website, and students must apply by April 1, 2019.
About the National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprised of dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 pieces of rotating videogame hardware, software, documentation and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips and research studies and is open to the public six days a week. For more information, visit www.nvmusa.org. Admission: $12; $10 children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and senior’s tickets.) General hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)