Announcing our GDC IGDA Scholars Recipients


After an intensive judging process, please meet our 18 IGDA Scholars for GDC 2017! Our new IGDA Scholars recipients will receive a complimentary all-access passes courtesy of the Game Developers Conference. Thanks to the efforts of the IGDA Scholarship committee and the generosity of our speakers and partners, these selected recipients will also receive access to exclusive tours of local game studios, one-on-one mentorship from industry veterans, and special Q&A sessions with some of the game industry’s most influential creators. Here are this year’s GDC 2017 IGDA Scholars:

Ryan Bobell (University of Southern California)
Luis Brito (George Mason University)
Rukia Brooks (University of South Carolina)
Julie da Costa (George Brown College)
Matt Dobill (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles)
Evelina Foxberg (Uppsala University, Campus Gotland)
Kayla Harris (George Mason University)
Malena Klaus (IT University Copenhagen)
Joe Marchuk (Berklee College of Music)
CJ Payne (DigiPen Institute of Technology)
Giacomo Preciado (Universidad San Martín de Porres)
Jonah Sanville (University of Southern Maine)
Javiera Sepulveda (Instituto Profesional ARCOS)
Sarah Spiers (Emerson College)
Colleen Stieler-Hunt (University of the Sunshine Coast)
James Wood (University of Abertay Dundee)
Jenny Xu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Eric Vignola (American University)

You can read more about our individual scholarship recipients here.

We would like to take this time to thank Intel, Microsoft, Double Fine Productions, our many judges and alumni who helped review our applicants, and the mentors and speakers who commit their time to this program. Thank you for making a difference kickstarting the careers of industry talent. Our scholarships organizing team will be retweeting and sharing our IGDA Scholar’s GDC experience live on Twitter! Follow along with our Twitter account, @IGDAScholars, or with the hashtag #IGDAScholars!

Posted in Foundation News, IGDA Scholars.