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Women in Games and eFuse team up to offer scholarships for future gaming industry leaders

Women In Games and eFuse team up to offer three $1,000 #ForTheGamers WIGJ Scholarships for future gaming industry leaders in the Class of 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding eFuse as a  corporate ambassador. Women in Games will be utilizing the eFuse platform to offer three USA and Canadian focused Women in Games scholarships in the amount of $1,000.  The opportunity will be focused on graduating seniors in the Class of 2021, who have aspirations to continue their path in the gaming industry.

Students will submit an application, including answers to three questions —

  • What has your gaming journey been to this point?
  • What impact would this scholarship have on you personally as you enter into college and strive for a career in the gaming industry?
  • Who is your biggest mentor or hero in gaming? Why?

As a corporate ambassador, eFuse has committed to important investments to help grow the Women in Games mission in North America and globally.  From scholarships to programming, eFuse and WIGJ will work hand in hand to provide much-needed opportunities in the industry.  Specifically, the #ForTheGamers Women in Games Scholarships are identifying motivated young women interested in advancing themselves in gaming and education. All applications must be submitted by December 31st, 2020. The selection process will take place in January 2021. The winner(s) will be awarded a scholarship made out to the university/college of their choice.

Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games stated, “Women in Games are delighted to welcome eFuse to our Corporate Ambassador programme. I am particularly pleased that our first initiative partnering with eFuse is in the educational sector, where we are encouraging more young women to consider further education with a view to working in the games industry. The games industry is full of exciting opportunities and Women in Games is determined to support new female talent in taking first steps towards a rewarding career path.

We encourage graduating seniors in the class of 2021 to make an application utilizing the eFuse platform by December 31st 2020 so that our first 3 scholarships can be awarded in January 2021.”

The eFuse platform enables gamers and business professionals to build out an online digital portfolio and then to use that portfolio to connect to opportunities and other people within the community. Since eFuse’s launch, the company has made an impact on one of its core values with the release of the #ForTheGamers Fund.  This fund has provided scholarships, giveaways, prize pools for the gaming community.

“The mission of Women in Games is so important to the ecosystem of this industry.  Marie-Claire and the leadership team have committed themselves to pushing equality and equity forward for women in gaming.  We are 100% committed to helping this mission move forward in North America.  These scholarships are an investment into the future leaders and we want to make sure all individuals are represented.” states Matthew Benson, CEO & Founder of eFuse.gg.

More About eFuse:

As the ‘LinkedIn for gamers,’ eFuse is solving esports’ talent discovery challenge by helping players get discovered. Gamers enroll with their in-game credentials, upload highlight reels, and complete a resume.  With a comprehensive portfolio prepared, users apply to over 12,000 listings including scholarships, internships, jobs, and competitive tournaments. Be it an aspiring gamer looking to go pro, a student hoping to be scouted by a college program, or a skilled animator exploring a career in game modeling, eFuse is esports’ home for qualified talent.  As a two-sided marketplace, however, eFuse also provides organizers, scouts, and industry executives access to the platform’s brightest stars with leaderboards, community recruitment events, and regular, combine-like showcases. 20+ employees operate out of their Columbus, Ohio headquarters.

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