Get your applications in quick: Gabe and Tycho may just paying for you to make a difference in the gaming industry.
Since 2008, the Penny Arcade Scholarship has been donated to the person who the comic-writing duo feels has the most potential to positively impact the game industry. It's no small sum either - $10,000 to be precise.
To have a chance at the booty for this academic year, you need to be able to fit into the following guidelines:
1. Must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2009-2010 academic school year (currently enrolled in a program; high school seniors are not eligible).
2. Must intend to enter the game industry in some capacity
3. Major: may be in any field
4. GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale
5. Each award is for one year only. Winners may not re-apply for subsequent Penny Arcade Scholarships.
6. Any number of students from an institution may apply.
You'll also need a two-page essay on what you intend to contribute to the gaming industry, as well as letters of recommendation and current academic transcripts.
More details can be found here, so what are you waiting for?