CD Projekt has announced a new scholarship “Girls in the game!” (Dziewczyny w grze!), which is aimed at supporting female students and preparing them to work in the games industry.
The scholarship was organized in collaboration with non-profit educational foundation “Perspektywy.” According to a description, it is a program for high school students with “particular emphasis on female candidates from smaller towns.”
“In our society, there is a stereotype that the video game industry is a place created mainly by and for men,” CD Projekt RED Internal Communication & Culture Manager Agnieszka Szamałek-Michalska said. “We want to change this and thus make it easier for girls to access our industry, and make it more diverse.”
Scholarship holders will be receiving PLN 1,000 ($252) for 12 months to cover the training costs. Female students will also be able to get mentorship from industry professionals, including CD Projekt RED senior producer Olga Cyganiak, QA lead Magdalena Czarnecka, and Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Paweł Sasko.
Applications for the scholarship will be submitted until December 10, with the program expected to start in February 2022.