International Game Developers Association Kicks Off 2003 Scholarship Program For College Students Around the World

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN FRANCISCO
Dec 9, 2002

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA), an independent, non-profit association established by game developers for the betterment of the industry, opens the 3rd annual Student Scholarship Program today. 25 college students will be awarded complimentary full access passes to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) March 4-8, 2003, opening the doors to coveted conference seminars and panel discussions, show floor exhibits and potential job opportunities. The IGDA's Education Committee and board members will judge scholarship applications.

"One of the biggest challenges faced by college students interested in a career in gaming is simply getting out in front of the development community," states Warren Spector, studio director of ION Storm Austin and co-chair of the Education Committee. "The breadth of information (and contacts) available at GDC runs the gamut -- from programming, art, audio and design to business. This scholarship program provides a rare opportunity for some of the brightest undergraduate and graduate students to meet and learn from professionals."

Students can now apply online for an IGDA scholarship at www.igda.org/scholarships. The deadline to enter is Monday, January 7, 2003. Recipients will be announced in late January 2003. Applicants are required to be full-time college students (or equivalent) and IGDA student members for consideration. Complete information on the scholarship program and requirements can be found at www.igda.org. Information on the 2003 GDC can be found at www.gdconf.com.

About the IGDA

The International Game Developers Association is an independent, non-profit association established by game developers to foster the creation of a worldwide game development community. The IGDA's mission is to build a community of game developers which leverages the expertise of its members for the betterment of the industry and the development of the art form. For more information on IGDA, please visit www.igda.org or e-mail info@igda.org

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   Libby Communications, Inc., for the IGDA
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   510-377-1466

   Jennifer McLean
   Gama Network
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   415-947-6219

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SOURCE: International Game Developers Association

CONTACT: David Libby of Libby Communications, Inc., +1-510-377-1466, or
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