[game_edu] GDC Student Scholarship
ai864 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 5 11:39:34 EST 2008
For students who are seriously interested in game development as a career, I can't recommend the student scholarships enough. Free pass to GDC with an industry-experienced mentor as a tour guide is about the best possible scenario you can be in.
Since the scholarship program is highly competitive, if you mention it to your students it's also worth mentioning the Conference Associate program: free pass, bright neon t-shirt and networking opportunities galore in exchange for 20 hours of volunteer work to keep the conference running smoothly. Info and application are here: http://www.gdconf.com/volunteers/index.html
Students should keep in mind that in both cases they still need to pay for travel and lodging on their own, though. Nothing's completely free :)
--- On Thu, 12/4/08, S.Gold <goldfile at gmail.com> wrote:
From: S.Gold <goldfile at gmail.com>
Subject: [game_edu] GDC Student Scholarship
To: "list" <game_edu at igda.org>
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 10:15 PM
The IGDA has just launched the Student Scholarship Program for GDC09. Twenty-five university students will be awarded complimentary "Main Conference" passes to the 2009 Game Developers Conference. The deadline to enter is Thursday, January 15th, 2009. Recipients will be announced mid February.
Applicants are required to be full-time university students (or equivalent) and IGDA student members for consideration. Scholarship applications will be judged by a panel of professional game developers.
In addition to the pass, each student will be paired with a mentor during GDC, and go on a "site visit" to a local game development studio.
For complete details and for students to apply, jump online:
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