Student at San Bernardino art school wins Sony scholarship

Alicia Crawford, a young woman from La Quinta who attends Art Institute of California, won a $10,000 scholarship from Sony Online Entertainment, the company announced.

Crawford is the fourth winner of Sony’s Gamers in Real Life (AKA G.I.R.L.) scholarship. The prize comes with $10,000 and a 10-week internship at Sony Online Entertainment’s headquarters in San Diego where she will be assigned to the company’s Free Realms team.

The scholarship, Sony says, is intended to help young women get into the gaming profession. Free Realms, a free-roaming online game targeted at child players.

Crawford won the scholarship with these art submissions, inspired by Everquest II.

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