Scholarship America Earns Spot as 2K Games Featured Charity

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29 Nov 2010
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Video game publisher to split $250,000 donation between 4 charities based on Sid Meier’s Civilization V gamer votes

Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, will be the recipient of a portion of $250,000 being donated to education-based charities by 2K Games, developer of the popular Sid Meier’s Civilization series – based on the percentage of votes awarded by Sid Meier’s Civilization V purchasers.

Sid Meier’s Civilization is about the rise of humankind, as players lead their civilization from the dawn of man into the space age. “We are excited to be part of 2K Games’ social responsibility efforts,” said Lauren A. Segal, President & CEO of Scholarship America. “When users are installing the game, they are prompted to vote for the charity of their choice from the four pre-selected charities. We hope that Scholarship America’s mission – providing access to education beyond high school for students across the nation – will resonate with Civilization V’s audience.”

The opportunity to vote for a charity runs through Dec. 31, 2010. 2K Games will then tally up the total percentages and disperse the funds to the four charities as their customers have directed.

Contact
Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
952.830.7307; jfugate@scholarshipamerica.org

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Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. We have three core programs that help us achieve our mission: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students since 1958.

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