Meet our 2021 Aspiring Women in Games Scholarship Recipients

Mar 26, 2021

Last year, Activision, Blizzard, and King announced the 2021 Aspiring Women in Games Scholarship to support women who want to pursue rewarding careers in the gaming industry. After reviewing applications from many inspiring emerging leaders, we’re excited to announce this year’s recipients!

About the Scholarship

This initiative, initially founded by King and now in its sixth year across ABK, provides recipients with passes to virtually attend the 2021 Game Developers Conference, where they will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, grow their professional networks, and ease the transition from student life to work life. The scholarship also includes exclusive networking and development opportunities with ABK developers during GDC week and provides recipients with computer equipment to enhance their studies.

The scholarship is open to all women and non-binary students pursuing a degree and considering a future in the games industry.

2021 Recipients

  • Abby Sherlock – Greenville, South Carolina
  • Danielle M. Olson – Chantilly, Virginia
  • Ella Klara Westerlund – Östersund, Sweden
  • “J” - Spain
  • Julie McLaughlin – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Katherine Choi – Pasadena, California
  • Layla Maurer – Rochester, New York
  • Lucy Jiang – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Luisa Alves Escosteguy – Santana do Livramento, RS, Brazil
  • Marina Gutiérrez Casas – Madrid, Spain
  • Michelle M. Bryant – Calumet City, Illinois
  • Sabrina Sukhin – Watchung, New Jersey
  • Sienna Joy Folkes – Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom
  • Tiffanie Choi – Columbia, Maryland
  • Viansa Schmulbach – Los Altos, California

Learn more about them here.

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