The IGDA and the IGDA Scholarship Committee are delighted to announce that the 2016 IGDA Scholarship Program is kicking off with applications for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 2016. The program is open to all students and recent graduates in fields related to game development. Applications should be submitted by 15 December 2015, please see http://scholars.igda.org/ for further information.

GDC will take place 14-18 March 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA. The world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. Awarded to the best and brightest students in game development disciplines, the IGDA Scholars program gives recipients an unforgettable experience including an all-access pass, industry mentorship, and local studio tours.

IGDA Scholars in the past few years have had incredible opportunities above and beyond the awarded event passes as part of our program, including private Q&As with industry luminaries such as Jenova Chen, Brenda and John Romero, and Kellee Santiago. They’ve also toured game studios such as Zynga and Double Fine Productions and made connections with their mentors and fellow Scholars that last well after the conferences.

You can learn more about the program, its history and find out how to apply at http://scholars.igda.org. Please help us spread the word about this excellent opportunity for students from around the world by following and retweeting us on Twitter @IGDA_Scholars.

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