This has been an especially exciting year for the IGDA Foundation! In addition to our talented group of IGDA Scholars, we also launched our IGDAF Intel Scholars Program to send an additional 29 women to GDC. These impressive young women met with industry leaders and attended talks and networking events. Intel Scholar and recent Cogswell College graduate Cara Ricci writes:
I will never have enough good things to say about my fellow scholars; they were supremely intelligent, funny, driven, accomplished, talented, and so, so caring.
Zoë Sams, an MSc student at Bournemouth University, adds:
My week in San Francisco was one of the most empowering, important, and fun experiences I’ve ever had. I realised that the industry I love is welcoming and that people are so willing to help you learn.
You can read more about the IGDAF Intel Scholars’ experiences here. The IGDA Foundation is incredibly grateful to Intel for their support, and we’re proud to be sending more and more students to major industry events around the world—scholarships to GDC Europe and Gamescom were recently announced. These talented and innovative young scholars are the future leaders of our industry. We are excited to see where they go from here!