National Videogame Museum Starts Scholarship Program for High School Students

National Videogame Museum Starts Scholarship Program for High School Students

Support Technology Education Scholarships for Students on North Texas Giving Day

Frisco, TX – The National Videogame Museum (NVM) has established a scholarship program to award four $1,500 scholarships to high school students interested in pursuing a career in the videogame or technology fields. Students must be enrolling in any four-year college or university beginning fall 2018. The museum hopes to be able to offer additional scholarships in the future years as they add to the scholarship funds.

North Texas Giving Day on September 14, 2017 offers the community a great way to contribute to the new scholarship fund to support our future generations studying technology-based fields.

Students may apply for one or more of these four scholarships, as qualified:
  • Frisco, Texas Resident – Frisco is home to the National Videogame Museum, and the museum would like to award one applicant within Frisco city limits.
  • Texas Resident – Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas. *Texas residents attending out-of-state colleges will be considered in this category.
  • Texas Resident – Title 1 School Graduate – Applicants must be a current resident of the state of Texas, must be graduating from state of Texas designated Title 1 school and have a household income of $50,000 or less.
  • Women in Technology – Videogame design and technology fields have traditionally been male-dominated. In an effort to bring more diversity to these fields, this scholarship will be awarded to the most qualified female applicant. It is open to females across the U.S.

The application documents will walk candidates through the requirements for each scholarship. Applications will be available on the museum’s website soon, and students must apply by April 1, 2018.

About the National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprised of dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 pieces of rotating videogame hardware, software, documentation and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips and research studies and is open to the public six days a week. For more information, visit www.nvmusa.org. Admission: $12; $10 children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and senior’s tickets.) General hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.).

Related: National Videogame Museum Will Open April 2nd