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SIMI VALLEY, Calif., May 09, 2011 - GamingAngels.com and National Computer Camp (NCC) are offering a scholarship for NCC’s June/July 2011 enrollment valued at $985 to a female student (ages 8-18) for one week.? At NCC ( http://www.NCCamp.com), campers can design a 2D or 3D video game, learn to program, create a graphic video, take apart a computer, create a home page, play tennis, play Civilization and make new friends. Now in its 34th year, NCC is America's original computer camp with locations in Connecticut, Georgia, New York and Ohio.
"We’re excited to offer this scholarship on GamingAngels.com,” said Trina Finton, CEO and Founder of GamingAngels.com.“It is important to encourage young women to explore technology. As an IT professional, I wish I could have attended a computer camp at that age. We’re looking for scholarship applicants that are excited about the opportunity. In their essay, we want them to explain how their game design ideas would improve their favorite game. The winner will have an exciting summer at a great computer camp program where she’ll learn how to create video games."??
National Computer Camp provides an opportunity for young people from all parts of the United States and around the world to interact creatively. This harmonic integration of young minds is the primary focus of NCC. Computer camp is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Zabinski who was awarded several federal grants to train teachers to integrate computers into their classrooms. In an effort to reach young people personally, he established the first of these educational summer camps, coining the phrase "computer camps" to describe them, and then founded NCC.?
Scholarship applicants need to submit an essay in response to the following question: "What is your favorite video game, and how would you change the design to improve it?"?? The 500 - 600 word essay must be submitted to scholarship@ gamingangels.com no later than June 8, 2011. Along with the essay, include your name, address, telephone, email address, and age. The winning essays will be posted on GamingAngels.com for readers to enjoy. A GamingAngels.com panel will judge the essays and the scholarship recipients will be announced on June 13, 2011. For a scholarship to be awarded, at least five entries need to be received. Former scholarship winners are not eligible. Essays submitted previously will not be accepted.? ?For more information on the scholarship, visit http://www.gamingangels.com?
Donations to the Scholarship Fund: If you or your organization is interested in donating to the scholarship fund, please contact scholarship@ gamingangels.com .
? About National Computer Camp?
NCC is passionate about computer technology being vital to the education of today's youth. Since 1977, NCC has been providing a stimulating environment where cooperative learning is the key to success. We are the original computer camp in the US. What distinguishes NCC from other computer camps is that NCC aims to provide youngsters with life long computer skills. To this end NCC provides a solid foundation in programming with emphasis on game design, web design, Android App programming, applications and languages.? ?For more information about National Computer Camp, visit http://www.NCCamp.com? ??
GamingAngels.com launched in 2005 as a blog with the objective to get women writing and talking about video games during a time when very few women were in the industry. Over the past 6 years, the site has become the largest female gaming community online. As of 2011, GamingAngels.com covers technology, comics and pop culture in addition to video games. One of the site's missions is to encourage young women to consider the technology or video game industries for a potential career path. Every year, members of the staff, speak to groups of young teens, volunteer at events and are honored to partner with NCC. In 2011, GamingAngels.com will expand to the media network She's Geeky, Inc.
Trina Finton, Founder and CEO