Please welcome the 2015 Game Developers Conference Scholars! As always, it is difficult for our judges to choose only 18 students out of the hundreds of applications we receive every year. The Scholarship recipients are:
Renee Blair (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Meagan Budgell (Toronto Film School at RCC Institute of Technology, Canada)
David Churchill (University of Alberta, Canada)
James Cox (University of Southern California, USA)
Shalane Dixon (University of Utah, USA)
Luis Wong (ENJMIN, France)
JenJen Francis (University of Utah, USA)
Nicholas Heindl (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Linda Huunonen (Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland)
Ryan Leslie (Champlain College, USA)
Stacey Mason (UC Santa Cruz, USA)
Naeem Moosajee (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Amanda Ochsner (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Rhys Romero (Austin Community College, USA)
Raine Scott (SUNY – Buffalo State, USA)
Simon Wallner (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Brady Welch (Arizona State University, USA)
In addition, this year’s Eric Dybsand Memorial AI Scholar (awarded by the IGDA Foundation) is John Edward Armstrong (University of Bergen, Norway)!
Congratulations all! Each winner will receive an all access pass courtesy of UBM, studio tours, an industry mentor, and the chance to sit in on exclusive Q&A sessions with industry legends. This year thanks to the IGDA Foundation’s partnership with the Intel Diversity Initiative our scholars will also have a travel stipend to help them offset the cost of this once in a lifetime experience.
If you were unable to take advantage of this opportunity or are interested in our IGDA scholarships, please stay tuned – we will be announcing the opening of applications to E3 by end of January.