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Congratulations to our 2015 GDC Europe & Gamescom Scholars!

We are excited to reveal the newest IGDA scholarship recipients! Each year we award selected scholars with passes to GDC Europe & Gamescom, schedule booth tours and exclusive Q&A sessions, and match each of them with industry veterans as mentors. The IGDA scholarship committee welcomes and congratulates 8 bright students to attend GDC Europe (Aug. 3-4) and Gamescom (Aug. 5-9) this year in Cologne, Germany.

  • John Armstrong (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Jamie Bell (Norwich University of the Arts, UK)
  • Stefan Filff (NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)
  • Morten Salvesen (Westerdals Oslo School of Art, Communication and Technology, Norway)
  • Alberto Taiuti (University of Abertay Dundee, UK)
  • Tatu Teittinen (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland)
  • Rodrigo Vicencio (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Luis Wong (National Graduate School of Games, France)

Be sure to check out their bios.

Tokyo Game Show & CEDEC in Japan are the last stops for IGDA scholarships in 2015. If you would like to attend as an IGDA Scholar, apply before the deadline on Monday, 6th July, Japan Standard Time.

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One Week Remaining for Tokyo Game Show & CEDEC Applications

Only one week remains to apply for the IGDA Scholarship program for Tokyo Game Show (TGS) & the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC)! We are thankful to the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association for their generosity and for providing up and coming talent with this opportunity. Students across the globe, studying all game industry related disciplines are welcome to apply. Events for CEDEC will be held August 25th – 28th in Yokohama, Japan. Events for Tokyo Game Show will be held September 16th through 20th in Chiba City, Japan.

Like other IGDA Scholars experiences, winning applicants will attend one of the conferences on a free pass, either a CEDEC regular pass or TGS business pass. Winners will also go on a game studio tours (TBD), attend networking events, and be assigned industry veterans to mentor them while at the conferences.

Last year students toured Aiming, GeePlus, GREE, Lando Ho!, Tayutau K.K., and Ubiquitous Entertainment! Eighteen students will be picked this year for this amazing opportunity so don’t hesitate and apply now! The deadline for applications is only one week away — Monday, 6th July 2015 so please spread the word! Visit http://bit.ly/1FhVjpx for more information, and tell a deserving student to apply today!

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2015 E3 Scholars Storify

The scholars had a great time at E3 in Los Angeles last week! Check out our storify of their adventures below! If you are a student, you can still apply for scholarships to Tokyo Game Show /CEDEC. The deadline for applications is only one week away — Monday, 6th July 2015, Japan Standard Time.

Click here to Apply Now for a Scholarship to TGS/CEDEC!

Click here to Apply Now for a Scholarship to TGS/CEDEC!

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Less Than a Month Remains to Apply for Tokyo Game Show & CEDEC applications!

One month remains to apply for the IGDA Scholarship program for Tokyo Game Show (TGS) & the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC)! We are thankful to the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association for their generosity and for providing up and coming talent with this opportunity. Students across the globe, studying all game industry related disciplines are welcome to apply. Events for CEDEC will be held August 25th – 28th in Yokohama, Japan. Events for Tokyo Game Show will be held September 16th through 20th in Chiba City, Japan.

Like other IGDA Scholars experiences, winning applicants will attend one of the conferences on a free pass, either a CEDEC regular pass or TGS business pass. Winners will also go on a game studio tours (TBD), attend networking events, and be assigned industry veterans to mentor them while at the conferences.

Last year students toured Aiming, GeePlus, GREE, Lando Ho!, Tayutau K.K., and Ubiquitous Entertainment! Eighteen students will be picked this year for this amazing opportunity so don’t hesitate and apply now! The deadline for applications are Monday, 6th July 2015 so spread the word and apply today! Please visit http://bit.ly/1FhVjpx for more information. Tell a deserving student to apply today!

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An Exciting Scholarship Opportunity from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is offering multiple scholarships to talented students who are pursuing careers in the interactive entertainment industry. The IGDA Scholars program is excited to help promote these great opportunities.

The Randy Pausch scholarship was established in 2008 to honor the memory of Computer Science Professor and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Randy Pausch. This scholarship is geared towards students pursuing a career in (but are not limited to) art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.

The Mark Beaumont Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2010 to honor the memory of COO of Capcom North America and Europe, Mark Beaumont. This scholarship is geared towards students pursuing a career in (but are not limited to) executive leadership, law, marketing, public relations, and business development.

Information on both scholarships can be found on the AIAS website at http://www.interactive.org/foundation/scholarships.asp. We encourage all applicable students to apply for these fantastic opportunities. The deadline for applications is June 28, 2015, so apply or tell a hard-working student you know to apply now!

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Tokyo Games Show & CEDEC Applications Now Open

The IGDA Scholarship program is excited to announce that IGDA Japan has opened up scholarships for Tokyo Game Show (TGS) & the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC)! We are thankful to the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association for their generosity and for providing up and coming talent with this opportunity. Students across the globe, studying all game industry related disciplines are welcome to apply. Events for CEDEC will be held August 25th – 28th in Yokohama, Japan. Events for Tokyo Game Show will be held September 16th through 20th in Chiba City, Japan.

Like other IGDA Scholars experiences, winning applicants will attend one of the conferences on a free pass, either a CEDEC regular pass or TGS business pass. Winners will also go on a game studio tours (TBD), attend networking events, and be assigned industry veterans to mentor them while at the conferences.

Last year students toured Aiming, GeePlus, GREE, Lando Ho!, Tayutau K.K., and Ubiquitous Entertainment! Eighteen students will be picked this year for this amazing opportunity so don’t hesitate and apply now! The deadline for applications is Monday, July 6th 2015 so spread the word and apply today! Please visit http://bit.ly/1FhVjpx to learn more and apply!

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Applications to GDC Europe & Gamescom Have Closed

IGDA Scholar applications for GDC Europe & Gamescom 2015 have officially closed. We are excited to read your applications and see what the best and brightest students in games are doing right now!

Good luck to everyone who applied. There is one more opportunity remaining this year. Applications for Tokyo Game Show and CEDEC scholarships are opening 11 May 2015 and will be available until 6 July 2015. Look for our announcement soon!

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