The IGDA is announcing a plan to send students to GDC 2001. The International Game Developers Association's Education Committee will provide opportunites for up to 25 qualified college students to attend the annual Game Developers Conference free of charge. Students interested in the GDC scholarships can apply online at the IGDA's website
. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2001. "One of the Education Committee's goals has always been to provide developers with better trained and better qualified entry-level staff," said IGDA Education Committee co-chair Warren Spector, "Awarding these scholarships gets us closer to that goal by providing access to GDC and imparting that extra edge academically and professionally and to see what it takes to succeed in game development."