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Popular website awards $10000 scholarship for game designer

on Tuesday,November 03,2009 22:11

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In an effort to inspire the future of video game design, noted gaming and culture website, Penny Arcade has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Australia''s Kyla Gorman.

The scholarship, which has drawn thousands of applications annually since 2007, requires students to produce a two-page essay detailing the prospective designer''s intended contributions to gaming in addition to academic, service and financial requirements. It was created to recognize the one student that shows the greatest potential to positively impact the gaming industry.

With her scholarship, Gorman plans to pursue a degree in game design at the University of Southern California, one of the top design programs in the country.

"We''re grateful at how much the community has supported us over the years and being able to assist bright new talents like Kyla is one of the ways we try to give a little back," Penny Arcade''s Robert Khoo tells Kotaku.com. "Kyla shows the kind of passion and excitement for creating games that ensures the rest of us will have innovative titles to play in the future."

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