SOE Announces G.I.R.L. Scholarship Winner

The G.I.R.L. program encourages women to pursue careers in the gaming industry.

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Erin Loelius of Manasquan, NJ, has been named the winner of the 2014 Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship. She has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for her college tutition and will have a 10-week paid internship at SOE this summer, working on both Landmark and EverQuest Next.

"I grew up playing games, so inspiration from video games has always found a way into my art, and that's what makes this internship opportunity so amazing and fitting," said 2014 G.I.R.L. winner Erin Loelius. "Someday I hope to collaborate on games with the same quirkiness and whimsy of games I grew up on. I'd love to create something that pushes people's imaginations and makes them remember their gaming childhood."

This year's G.I.R.L. qualifications required submissions of concept art based on PlanetSide 2 or the EverQuest franchise. Erin's winning entry can be seen below (click to enlarge).

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Ann "Cyliena" Hosler, Managing Editor


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# Jun 05 2014 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
gratz on your next win and good luck with you next set of chalenges in life.
# Jun 04 2014 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Nice Work keep it up =)
Elixir of Scholarship right there! Congrats!!!
# Jun 03 2014 at 3:48 PM Rating: Decent
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You said it SPTASH! Congrats on the scholarship, and awesome artwork!! Hope to see you're work in Landmark! Congrats!!!!
Well Done !!!
# Jun 03 2014 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
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You are now the role model that others will look up to !!! Hearty Congratulations !!!
# Jun 03 2014 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Congrats Erin! The 10k is great but the internship is a life changer. Enjoy it and do use gamers proud.

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