Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) said Wednesday it is luring women into video game design with a $10,000 scholarship and paid internships.
A Sony-sponsored survey in January of female students enrolled in game design and programming at The Art Institutes showed that about half of those surveyed think more women would play video games designed by women.
The perception of the video game industry being a male bastion deters women from getting into the field, those surveyed agreed.
Students enrolled in The Art Institutes schools can begin applying for the SOE scholarship in April. The winner will get $10,000 for tuition and a paid internship at an SOE studio.