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IGDA launches £5,000 gaming and disability scholarship

Initiative is in partnership with Xbox

The International Game Developers Association has teamed up with Microsoft to help developers with disabilities to go to university.

The initiative is a £5,000 scholarship that will be awarded to one student who is enrolled at an accredited US or Canadian university for the next academic year. The money can only be put towards tuition costs.

Interested parties have until June 1st to submit their application, with the final decision being made on June 30th. You can submit from the IGDA website.

There are a series of eligibility requirements, including the need to obtain certain scores at High School or College and the applicant must identify as 'an avid video game player and as having a long-term or recurring health issue that significantly impacts one or more daily activities'.

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Christopher Dring

Head of Games B2B

Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

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