EA Announces 2008 EA Scholarship Recipients
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$10,000 Scholarships Named in Honor of Dick Asher, Tim Mott and Randy Pausch are Awarded to Students Participating in EA's Annual Summer Internship Program REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)-- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the three recipients of its 2008 Scholarship Awards. The scholars were selected from a pool of 100 interns who are currently spending the summer working in EA studios around the country. The recipients - all graduating seniors - were identified based upon academic excellence, outstanding internship performance, passion for gaming and financial need. Each student will receive a $10,000 tuition scholarship. "These winners embody the spirit of EA and the people that inspired these three scholarships - retired Board of Directors Dick Asher and Tim Mott, and long-time friend of EA who recently passed, Randy Pausch," said Gabrielle Toledano, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at EA. "Luv Kohli, Sarah Hatton and Greg Hettinger reflect the diversity of EA's internship program, and all have unique academic and work experiences. In addition, all three scholars have been extended job offers to return to EA after completing their studies which is great recognition of their hard work and professional achievements at EA this summer." Details about the scholarships and their recipients are as follows: Luv Kohli, recipient of the Dick Asher Scholarship: Luv Kohli worked as a software engineer intern in the summer of 2007 on EA's Godfather team, and he returned this summer to work in a small EA development studio in Raleigh, N.C. Kohli brought an exemplary level of skill, passion, and excitement to both of his internships. Currently, Kohli is finishing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, focusing on Virtual Reality related to new modes of gaming. Like the inspiration of his scholarship, Dick Asher, Kohli is also a huge music lover. Sarah Hatton, recipient of the Tim Mott Scholarship: Sarah Hatton has excelled this summer as an assistant producer intern on EA's Pogo team. In addition to pursuing her M.F.A. in Digital Technology at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., she also has a civic mindset and she has taught and worked on various projects in the local community. While attending undergraduate school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., Hatton was a research artist for the Alice Software, of which EA has been a strong supporter. Hatton has been adept at applying her passion for art and technology, and her interests are a great example of the intersection between art, engineering, and design. Greg Hettinger, recipient of the Randy Pausch Scholarship: Greg Hettinger is a non-traditional student in many ways. After completing a B.S. degree in Business from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., he returned to school full-time to follow his passion and work toward earning another bachelor's degree - this time in Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Fla. Hettinger exemplifies the cross section of art, business, and engineering, and the risk-taking dedication he has shown towards pursuing his passion is admirable. Hettinger has been working at EA this summer as an animator on Hasbro products at EA Salt Lake City. EA's summer internship program is among the largest in the industry, hosting more than 200 students to work in studios around the world. The 12-week curriculum provides students with a broad overview of the game making process, as well as a solid foundation in specific functional areas like development and marketing. More information about working at EA can be found at: www.jobs.ea.com. About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS Freestyle(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries. EA Holly Rockwood, 650-628-7323 Director of Corporate Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008