Northborough – Tiffany Entwistle, a Northborough native, was one of 30 women and minority students nationwide awarded a college scholarship from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation (ESAF).
Each recipient will receive $3,000 for their respective academic pursuits, which include degrees in game design and development, simulation arts and sciences, game art and animation, visual effects, computer science and engineering, and graphic design.
Entwistle is currently studying games and simulation arts and sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
With nearly 400 American schools now offering courses, professional certificates, or degrees related to computer and video game design, ESAF's scholarship program helps diverse, imaginative, and skilled students pursue degrees towards careers in the flourishing entertainment software industry.
“These exceptional students represent the future of digital entertainment,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. “They will bring diversity, innovation, and growth to our dynamic industry. We are proud to support their pursuit of critical 21st century skills that will undoubtedly put them on a path toward professional success.”