Victor Lucas - Game Design & Programming Scholarship

 

Victor Lucas / EPN to award two full-tuition scholarships and up to $250,000 in additional scholarship funding to in-need students hoping to attend Vancouver Film School’s Game Design or Programming for Games, Web and Mobile Programs in 2019.

What It's All About

 

Victor Lucas is a producer and writer, known mainly for Electric Playground. Electric Playground was founded and launched by Victor Lucas in 1995. The show ran on television for over 25 seasons, becoming the world's longest running program focusing on gaming and geek-related news, reviews and commentary. It went through several transformations over the course of its television career - most notably splitting into two daily half-hour shows in 2010 - and reached millions of viewers. The show continues to produce and publish content on the Electric Playground Network's YouTube channel.

The Game Design and Programming for Games, Web & Mobile programs break new ground by connecting new gamers with traditional methods, next generation storytelling, and cutting edge technology. This scholarship will help recipients blaze their trail into the creative economy, prepared with the tools they need to bring new gaming stories to life.

Scholarship Details:

  • Victor Lucas is awarding scholarships to applicants who want to attend the prestigious Vancouver Film School in 2019.
  • He will be awarding 2 full-tuition scholarships; one to an applicant for VFS’ Game Design Program and one to an applicant for VFS’ Programming for Games, Web and Mobile Program.
  • In addition, he will be awarding up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants
  • Scholarship opens February 1st, 2019 and closes 11:59pm PDT March 10th, 2019
  • Scholarship is open to student applicants that are 17 years or older at the time of application.
  • Scholarship is open to applicants from anywhere in the world. (*foreign applicants outside North America will be subject to student visa permits, etc.) Victor Lucas will personally select and announce the shortlist finalists and subsequent winner of the 2019 scholarship. Applicants will need to be enrolled at VFS for the 2019 school year

Application Process

 
 

No official scholarship application will be considered or reviewed until the applicant successfully completes both STEP 1 and STEP 2.

Please Note: Submissions will remain the sole property of the applicant and will be deleted 30 days after the scholarship closes.

Upload your files then “share” using the share link. We recommend Dropbox or Google Drive for easy review by our scholarship selection committee. When sharing, set the sharing permissions so anyone with the link can view the file/document. If we cannot view your files your scholarship application will be considered incomplete.

  • The application process is simple, and is broken into two very important submission steps.
    • STEP 1 – Official Scholarship Application (Details provided below)
    • STEP 2 – Official Application to Enroll at Vancouver Film School (*Note to applicants – there is a standard $75 application processing fee for this section and it can take up to 30 minutes to complete. You will be prompted to begin this separate application once you’ve completed STEP 1.) You can review it directly here: Online Application
  • The full application process will require applicants to provide standard contact details and background information for review and consideration by VFS and Victor Lucas:
    • CREATIVE SUBMISSION PT.1
      • Have you got any kind of creative or artistic samples of work you’ve done as it might relate broadly or specifically to Video Game Design? Include links to your anything you might have that you want us to consider. (Examples of acceptable submissions could be: Art drawings and samples, Board Game Designs, Video Game Design Outline Documents, concept sketches, etc..)
    • CREATIVE SUBMISSION PT.2
      • (Short Answer) Please submit a brief synopsis of a video game that you are passionate about creating. In 100 words or less, explain the concept, vision, or idea. Tell us which genre or type of game you would like to develop one day. (Feel free to make any references to other games that inspired your game idea as well. In your description, you could outline the story, describe the different game levels you’ve imagined and any details about the characters of your game as well.
    • PERSONAL SUBMISSION PT.1
      • In 100 Words or less, tell us why you want to be a video game designer?
    • PERSONAL SUBMISSION PT.2
      • In 100 Words or less, tell us about a significant hardship you have had to overcome in your life, or a significant obstacle standing in the way of your creative education.
    • PERSONAL SUBMISSION PT.3
      • Vancouver is considered one of the best cities in the world to live & learn, but it’s also an expensive city compared to many others. We inform every applicant that it can cost you at least $30K a year for basic food, travel and accommodations. This scholarship will only cover your school tuition costs – tell us how you plan to support yourself financially for 12 months in Vancouver.
  • Upon successful completion, applicants will be given a confirmation of completion notification email.
  • Winners will be notified directly by Vancouver Film School and will be announced publicly by VFS shortly thereafter.

No official scholarship application will be considered or reviewed until the applicant successfully completes both STEP 1 and STEP 2.

Please Note: Submissions will remain the sole property of the applicant and will be deleted 30 days after the scholarship closes.

Upload your files then “share” using the share link. We recommend Dropbox or Google Drive for easy review by our scholarship selection committee. When sharing, set the sharing permissions so anyone with the link can view the file/document. If we cannot view your files your scholarship application will be considered incomplete.

 

 

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