GDC Scholarship

The College of Creative Arts' Department of Emerging Technology in Business + Design (ETBD, formerly AIMS) awards a scholarship to one of its students to visit the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco each year.

To be eligible for the IMS scholarship, a student must:

  1. Have demonstrated FAFSA needs (per CCA policy).
  2. Be at least 21 years old on Day One of the GDC.
  3. Be a senior at Miami University majoring in IMS.
  4. Provide the materials listed below to demonstrate intent to work in the industry after graduating.
  5. Submit your application by the last day of Fall semester.

The scholarship funding will reimburse some of the expenses made for traveling to and from the conference, purchasing a GDC pass, and staying in San Francisco during the days of the conference.

The IMS faculty will select a candidate based the following criteria:

  • Quality of the application,
  • readiness to be employed in the industry and quality of the applicant's portfolio,
  • ability to act as an ambassador to the IMS program/ETBD, and
  • diversity.

To apply for the scholarship, please fill out the form below. As the ETBD GDC Scholarship is highly competitive, we recommend students who need financial support to attend the GDC to also consider other scholarship opportunities such as the GDC conference associate program, the IGDA scholarship, other GDC scholarships, and the OARS undergraduate research support.