Daybreak Game Company has named this year’s winners of the Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship.
The winners were Grace Kim, from Aurora, Colorado, and Cherylynn Lima from Brentwood, California. The two have been awarded a $5,000 scholarship each to go toward educational expenses.
Both students are also taking part in a ten-week internship at the studio’s HQ in San Diego this summer, where they will work on its zombie survival game H1Z1.
Daybreak, formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, has been running its G.I.R.L. Scholarship for eight years now. This year the competition was expanded into two categories, art and design, and programming and engineering.
“We are thrilled to expand this year’s G.I.R.L. program by honouring two talented students with educational scholarships and paid summer internships,” said Daybreak Games chief publishing officer Laura Naviaux, Chief Publishing Officer.
“Both winners truly embraced our G.I.R.L. program goals through their essays, original concept art, and code base for an original game feature. We are proud to have them represent this year’s program and provide them with opportunities in the gaming industry.”
Image credit: Grace Kim