ESA Foundation

ESA Foundation

Created by the American entertainment software industry in 2000, the ESA Foundation (ESAF) provides scholarships to the next generation of industry innovators and supports charitable organizations and schools that leverage entertainment software and technology to create meaningful opportunities for America’s youth. ESAF has provided millions of dollars to support innovative and diverse projects that harness the power of computer and video game technology to create positive social impact.

Grant Programs

ESAF grants help connect youth to educational computer and video games, contributing to a more digitally-advanced generation. In particular, ESAF-supported programs help reinforce math and science skills, enliven history, increase civic participation, improve health outcomes, and prepare students for college. ESAF also offers an Education Challenge Grant for teachers who incorporate digital learning and technology directly into their curricula.

College Scholarships

To encourage diversity in the computer and video game industry and support the development of its future leaders, ESAF provides annual scholarships to women and minority students who aspire to work in one of America’s most vibrant industries. The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

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Nite to Unite

Nite to Unite is an annual gala hosted by ESA and supported by members of the association and the entertainment software industry to raise funds for the ESA Foundation.  NTU is an unprecedented effort by the entertainment software community to come together to celebrate the industry’s continuing growth and success, while helping to make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The next NTU event will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in San Francisco.

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