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Times have changed in the last 20 years for students who love video games. In 1994, the classic college comedy film PCU joked about the absurdity of being able to “major in Gameboy;” now, less than two decades later, gaming can mean real money for your college education, U.S. News reports. Whether you’re a player, an aspiring developer, or a student of gaming culture, there are scholarships out there for you. As cities and libraries around the world prepare to celebrate International Games Day on November 3, here are some opportunities to be aware of in the coming year. The long-running webcomic Penny Arcade, which features the (often profane) adventures of a pair of game-loving main characters, also established one of the earliest video-game-specific scholarship programs. Each year since 2007, a $10,000 Penny Arcade Scholarship has been awarded to “the student who shows the most potential to positively impact the game industry,” and previous winners have specialized in everything from game design to visual cognition…

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