Following the tragic death of Capcom boss and industry veteran Mark Beaumont last month, The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced a new academic scholarship programme in his honour that will award four yearly $2,500 scholarships to students attending accredited universities.
Never one to seek the spotlight, Mark Beaumont has been a patient and invaluable mentor to me and the hundreds of other people he has touched over the course of nearly three decades in the industry,” Capcom's corporate officer and VP of strategic planning and business development and AIAS board member Christian Svensson stated.
When you look at all of the games and brands he's touched and people whose respect he has earned, I can think of no one that is more deserving of this honour than Mark.”
AIAS president Joseph Olin added: Mark Beaumont exemplified the qualities that define success within the world of interactive entertainment. The Academy Foundation believes that encouraging young adults to pursue careers within the business of interactive entertainment is the most fitting way to honour Mark and his accomplishments.”
Those wishing to make donations to the Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund should send checks to the AIAS Foundation/Mark Beaumont Fund 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 220 Calabasas, CA 91302.