An Investment in the Future
The DigiPen Foundation for Education is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that applies 100 percent of all donations to scholarships and educational resources for students of DigiPen Institute of Technology. Your generous gift to the DigiPen Foundation is much more than that – it's an investment in our students and in the industry as a whole.
For more than 25 years, DigiPen's educational programs – ranging from bachelor's and master's degrees to Summer Workshops for young students who are passionate about game development – have helped students become world class programmers, artists, designers, and engineers. Our students make innovative, award-winning games, and when they graduate, they take their creativity and vision into the workplace, where they have been credited in over 1000 game titles like Portal, Portal 2, Scribblenauts, Forza, Gears of War, Halo 4, Left for Dead, Mario Kart 7, and Guild Wars 2.
Meeting Students' Financial Needs
Now more than ever, students across the country are facing difficulties paying for their education, and those at DigiPen are no exception. Due to both increasing educational costs and reduced financial aid options, many students feel it is unfeasible to pursue an education in a field they are passionate about. In fact, in a 2010-2011 survey of students who were admitted to DigiPen but chose not to attend, 53 percent said their No. 1 reason was finances.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, DigiPen awarded approximately $1.1M of need-based and merit-based scholarships for incoming and current students, and DigiPen has earmarked $1.6M for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Please consider donating today to help our students succeed – in the classroom, in the workplace, and beyond.
All donations will be directed into the General Scholarship fund.