Past scholarship winners.“The IGDA Foundation is excited to announce that applications for its IGDA ScholarsWomen in Games Ambassadors, and Next Gen Leaders programs at GDC 2018 are OPEN!

Each program includes an All-Access GDC pass, thanks to the generosity of UBM Tech Media, a travel stipend, and a mentor selected especially for the participant.  The programs also offer specific experiences for their participants.

The IGDA Scholars program, in its 17th year, is open to promising students, pursuing a degree in a field related to game development, from around the world.  In addition to the pass, travel stipend, and mentor, participants enjoy exclusive developer Q&A sessions, studio tours, and an introduction to game development as a career.

The Women in Games Ambassadors program supports students from around the world who identify as women, and who have graduated in the past six months or will be graduating in the next six months, in finding their first professional employment as a game developer.  Designed to support all career goals, from employment at a AAA studio to working as an indie developer to starting a studio, Women in Games Ambassadors provides resume and portfolio reviews, exclusive receptions with leading companies, developer Q&A sessions, coaching on how to be an effective advocate for inclusivity in the industry, and ongoing support.

Next Gen Leaders helps to retain under-represented minority game developers.  In addition to the travel stipend, GDC pass, and mentor, participants receive two days of personal and professional development workshops, ongoing support, and are invited to participate in the program at GDC 2019 as well.

Learn more about these outstanding programs and apply today!  Applications for all programs close on December 6, 2017, and scholarship recipients will be announced in late January.”

From the IGDA Foundation.