Source: Spin Master

Spin Master Corp. is counting on the next generation to carry the company — and the toy industry — into the future.

The Spin Master Future of Play Scholarship program is a new initiative designed to support the education and career advancement of individuals from underrepresented communities, including BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+, and indigent students. Spin Master is committing to investing up to $100,000 annually in financial aid in addition to mentorship and on-the-job experience opportunities for those pursuing careers in the company’s three creative centers: toys, entertainment, and digital games.

“Spin Master’s goal is to improve diverse representation within the children’s entertainment industry,” says Tara Deakin, executive vice president and chief people officer. “We’re committed to enriching the lives of kids and their families, sharing diverse stories, and fostering a unique and inclusive culture. The Spin Master Future of Play Scholarship embodies these values while also nurturing relationships with talented and passionate individuals who may not have access to the funds they need to pursue their dreams.”

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The Spin Master Future of Play Scholarship has opened in time for fall 2021 enrollment. The program will grant eight scholarships per year, including three entertainment, one gaming, and four toy scholarships (two in the U.S., two in Canada). The deadline for applications is July 23.