HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 22, 2010 – High Point University freshman Jabari Harris was recently awarded a $3,000 computer and video game scholarship from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation.
Harris, who is majoring in game and interactive media design, was one of only 15 graduating seniors to receive the award; only 30 scholarships are awarded annually nationwide. He will use the scholarship to help cover tuition costs at HPU.
“I was honored when I was chosen as one of the 15 seniors to receive the award,” Harris says.
In 2007, the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts. In 2009, this opportunity was extended to graduating high school seniors, doubling the amount of awards granted.
The ESA is exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers and the Internet.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
Vice President for Administration