Not sure if this has been posted yet. But Blizzard has a pretty cool contest going on for students. Details about the mentorship and other prizes are posted on the link.
"Blizzard Entertainments university relations and World of Warcraft development teams are proud to present our first Student Art Contest!
Were calling on all college and university students to submit an original environment piece fit for World of Warcraft. Using your creativity and ability to work within the WoW art style, create a small environment diorama. Required elements are trees, rocks, grass, and props, plus a small structure or shrine.
The final piece should be structured close to the example provided at right. Were looking for lower poly count (e.g.: around 1,500 polys for a mature-sized tree).
Show us something that weve never seen before, but that still works within the World of Warcraft universe!
All entries must be received by January 15, 2012, and meet the image-formatting requirements (high-resolution JPEG no greater than 5MB in size) in the official rules in order to be eligible to win. Only current college and university students are eligible to win. Check out the official rules for more information. "