WINTER PARK, FLORIDA – The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Foundation has selected James Burns as the recipient of the first International Game Developers Association Foundation
/ Full Sail University Game Development Scholarship. Burns was awarded the scholarship during a presentation 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-inch 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.”