Fun Bits offers grants to LGBT students in Mississippi

first_imgFun Bits offers grants to LGBT students in MississippiOffers a proactive response to new discriminatory lawRachel WeberSenior EditorSaturday 9th April 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleFun Bits InteractiveSeattle developer Fun Bits, best known for its Fat Princess games, is offering grants to LGBT high school students in Mississippi. The company made the announcement on its Facebook page:”Fun Bits is offering two $1000 College Scholarship award grants to any current LGBT High School student graduating in 2016, living in Mississippi and looking to study Art and/or Video Game creation at any 2 or 4-year College or University outside of Mississippi,” it posted today. It then added note in the comments:Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “While it may not be a complete solution, ever little bit helps – $1,000 can help with laundry, rent, commuting, books, food, etc. – all of these are ‘college expenses’. This is not a full ride scholarship, as we are simply not in that position, however this is pretty much free money to help passionate hard-working students pursue their dreams, without suffering through the backlash of laws marginalizing their best efforts.”We can assume the studio was reffering to a new and controversial “religious freedom” bill passed in Mississippi that allows the lawful discrimination of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.Details of how to apply are on the Facebook page, and Fun Bits is also looking for additional donors to increase the grant amount. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 9 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more