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IGDA Kicks Off 2005 Scholarship Program For Students

International Game Developers Association to award 25 scholarships (November 23, 2004)

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA), a non-profit membership organization that works to strengthen the game development community, has opened their 5th annual Student Scholarship Program. Twenty five college students will be awarded complimentary full access passes to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) March 7-11, 2005, opening the doors to coveted educational seminars and panel discussions, show floor exhibits and potential job opportunities. The IGDA's Education Committee and board members will judge scholarship applications.

"The Student Scholarship program offers talented students a chance to spend a week in the heart of the game development industry during the GDC," said Jason Della Rocca, program director, IGDA. "This initiative helps to fulfill the IGDA's goal of providing guidance and support to the next generation of game developers."

Students can now apply online for an IGDA scholarship at The deadline to enter is Wednesday, January 18, 2005. Recipients will be announced in early February 2005. Applicants are required to be full-time college students (or in an equivalent educational program) and IGDA student members for consideration.

Complete information on the scholarship program and requirements can be found at Information on the 2005 GDC can be found at

About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation. The IGDA's mission is to strengthen the international game development community and effect change to benefit that community.

For more information on the IGDA, please visit or e-mail


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