James Burns to receive the IGDA Foundation / Full Sail University Scholarship

The International Game Developers Association Foundation is proud to announce that James Burns has been selected as the recipient of the first International Game Developers Association Foundation / Full Sail University Game Development Scholarship. Burns will be awarded the scholarship during a presentation scheduled to take place at GDC Online in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, October 9.

Through this scholarship program, Burns will be awarded a full tuition scholarship toward Full Sail University’s campus-based Game Development Bachelor of Science Degree program, which he is scheduled to begin this November. In addition to the scholarship, he will also receive a 17” HP Mobile Workstation computer courtesy of CDW and HP.

“We at the IGDA Foundation are pleased and proud to award our first full degree scholarship in collaboration with Full Sail University to James Burns of Miami, Florida,” said Tom Buscaglia, IGDA Foundation Chair. “We look forward to great things from James and know that the education he will receive at Full Sail University as a result of this scholarship will serve him well in his chosen career in the game industry.”

The IGDA Foundation and Full Sail University announced the scholarship’s nationwide application process last year, which sought out to identify an exceptional student who was passionate about and exhibited talent for software development in the gaming industry.

“Congratulations to James on being selected as the recipient of the International Game Developers Association Foundation / Full Sail University Game Development Scholarship,” said Rob Catto, Director of Game Studies for Full Sail University. “We were delighted to work alongside the IGDA Foundation to bring this scholarship to life and we look forward to welcoming James to campus to begin his educational journey in our Game Development degree program.”

The official presentation will be at the IGDA Booth on the floor of the GDC Online Expo at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

UPDATE!

IGDA Foundation/Full Sail Scholar’s grades are in!

James Burns’ initial grades are in and very impressive indeed! Congratulations James!

Full Sail Grades
James Burns

Game Design Fundamentals…………………………………………………95.95%
Calculus …………………………………………………………………………93.40%
Programming 1…………………………………………………………………97.46%
Linear Algebra…………………………………………………………………..97.40%
Programming 2…………………………………………………………………93.95%
Physics…………………………………………………………………………..99.60%
Programming 3…………………………………………………………………98.50%

Way to go, James! Keep em coming and make us proud!

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