Applications are now being accepted for Sony Online Entertainment’s 2013 Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Game Design Competition. The G.I.R.L. Scholarship is now in its sixth year and prides itself on inspiring women to get involved in the video game industry. The winner of the 2013 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition will receive a scholarship of $10,000 which will be applied towards tuition and other educational expenses. There will also be a 10-week internship opportunity at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego.

“At SOE, we believe that diversity is one of our keys to success and it is truly woven into the fabric of who we are as a company,” said Laura Naviaux, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “We want to help make the games industry even that much more approachable and our goal with the G.I.R.L. Scholarship is to provide an easy way to usher even more women into the industry.”

Submissions for the 2013 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition will close on March 29, 2013. To apply, applicants must register with Scholarship America®, SOE’s scholarship administrator, and submit their application for evaluation, as directed here:  https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife/.

For more information about G.I.R.L., please visit girl.soe.com.