We are proud to announce the G.A.N.G. Scholars Program!

The GANG Scholars(tm) Program provides select highly motivated and high-achieving full-time music and sound design students with a passion for interactive audio with free all-access event passes to professional conferences in the video game or audio industries.

In this inaugural year, we are accepting applications for up to 5 All Access passes to the Game Developers Conference (GDC), which will be held from March 2-6, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.  G.A.N.G. Scholars will be selected by the Game Audio Network Guild Advisory Board from among completed applications.  In the future, we expect to expand the program to include others conferences such as  GameSoundCon and other industry events.

Applications open January 7 and close January 25, however due to program limitations, only the first 75 applications will be able to be considered.

In addition to the conference pass, an industry mentor from the G.A.N.G. Advisory Board or Board of Directors will be paired with the Scholar.  The mentor and Scholar will meet once per day during the conference in order to ensure the recipient gets the most out of the conference and also to answer general industry questions they might have.

GANG Scholars show their commitment to both game audio and scholarship by submitting an application including academic sponsor, GPA, course study as well mandatory essays on how they feel attending GDC will impact them and their future in the industry.  Other optional essays may also be submitted.

Each applicant must provide a name, title and contact for their Academic Sponsor.  The Academic Sponsor must be directly affiliated with the student’s institution and is usually a professor or instructor who knows the applicant well, and can provide a short, 1 paragraph confirmation of enrollment and why they recommend the student for the G.A.N.G. Scholar Program.

For details, application requirements and important dates, please visit www.GangScholars.org.

NOTE: Due to program limitations, we are only able to consider the first 75 applications to the program for GDC 2015.