WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - GSN Games, a leading provider of cross-platform entertainment, today announced that Brett Morris, a Rochester Institute of Technology student, has been named the winner of its first-ever $2,500 Game Innovators Scholarship. The scholarship program was established to foster the next generation of games industry leaders.
Morris, a sophomore majoring in game design and development, was selected as the scholarship recipient based on his passion for games, academic standing and vision for a future career in the games industry. Morris plans to become a game designer to provide innovative entertainment to players around the world.
"I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as the recipient of the first-ever Game Innovators Scholarship from GSN Games," said Morris. "This scholarship is a supportive step along my path to making creative games that inspire new ways of thinking and deliver entertaining experiences to players worldwide, and I appreciate it so much."
Scholarship applicants were required to submit an official academic transcript and an original essay that describes how they plan to drive innovation in the games industry. Submissions from students representing dozens of colleges nationwide were reviewed by a panel of GSN Games judges.
"Brett exemplified the key qualities of creativity and innovation, which are driving forces of our business, so we're thrilled to support him on his path toward a game design career," said Allison Rynak, VP of Marketing Communications, GSN Games. "We are encouraged by the positive response to our inaugural Game Innovators Scholarship and will continue investing in the next generation of games industry leaders with our next scholarship offering in the spring."
The second Game Innovators Scholarship period will be announced in the coming weeks at www.gsn.com/scholarship. To learn more about Brett Morris, this year's Game Innovators Scholarship winner, please visit http://www.gsn.com/scholarship/fall-2013.html.
GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 80-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Games' free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.