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EA funds scholarship for USC video game camp

Aspiring female high school students can apply to attend the four-week Interactive Entertainment summer program.

Electronic Arts announced that it plans to co-sponsor a scholarship for a female student at a summer program for video game designers at the University of Southern California. The company said Wednesday that any female junior or senior student in high school can apply for a scholarship to attend the four-week Interactive Entertainment summer camp organized by USC's Viterbi School of Engineering. The scholarship covers admission to the camp, room and board at USC, and three college credits for successfully completing the program.

EA said the inaugural camp in 2004 failed to draw any female students, so it is hoping that the scholarship will encourage more young women to attend. Applications can be sent to until May 15.