SOE official G.I.R.L. t-shirts are available for purchase through SOE’s Station Store, perfect for the girl gamer on your holiday list! Three different styles of the shirts will be offered, including two styles for women and one for men, all priced at $19.99 (plus applicable taxes). SOE will donate 100% of t-shirt sales to the G.I.R.L. Scholarship.
First awarded in 2008, the G.I.R.L. scholarship was created by SOE and encourages female students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, with the ultimate goal of developing video games that are more interesting for women to play. In 2009, the program will be managed by Scholarship America®, a leading nonprofit educational support program. SOE will offer students in undergraduate programs related to video games a chance to compete for the scholarship by submitting original artwork and essays to a panel of judges.
SOE’s G.I.R.L. (Gamers in Real Life) initiative is raising awareness of the rapidly growing female gaming audience by encouraging the gaming industry to positively promote women throughout all facets of games, game production and game management.