The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has selected recipients of the 5th annual GDC Student Scholarship Program, which is designed to support students passionate about game creation. The 25 recipients will be granted passes to this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 7-11, in San Francisco, Calif.
The scholarship recipients will have full access to all lectures, panels and exhibits at GDC, the world's largest conference and exposition exclusively devoted to the art, science and business of video game development. To gain further insight into the game industry, students will be paired with mentors from the development community.
The recipients of IGDA's 2005 GDC Student Scholarships are:
Aaron Knoll, University of Utah, Arjuna Ravikumar, Carnegie Mellon University, Britney K. Brimhall, Arizona State University, Christopher Scott Joyce, University of Baltimore, Dan Roy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Derek Ehrman, Full Sail Real World Education, Drew Murray, Southern Methodist University, Erin McKinney, University Advanced Technology, Erin Reynolds, University of Southern California, Evan Marc Pollock, University of Denver, Galip Kartoglu, Yildiz Technical University (Turkey), Havard Christensen, Hedmark University College (Norway), Jennifer Estaris, Columbia University, Larz Smith, Guildhall at SMU, Marvin John Semila, De La Salle University - Manila (Philippines), Melanie Lam, Carnegie Mellon University, Nick Schrag, University of Cincinnati, Ronald Andaya, Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sebastian Schmidt, Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany), Stephen Erin Dinehart, University of Southern California, Ting-Wei Liu, Digipen Institute of Technology, Travis Draper, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Vancito Wallace, Carnegie Mellon University, Victoria Webb, Carnegie Mellon University, Wesley Beary, Grinnell College.
Representatives of the gaming industry and members of the IGDA's Education Committee judged the scholarship applications. The recipients represent a diverse range of disciplines and cultures, including Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.