Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to become a G.A.N.G. Scholar?

-- Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited (regional or national) institution and enrolled in an Associate's (2-year minimum program),  Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral program .  

-- G.A.N.G. Scholars must be 18 years old as of March 17, 2020

-- Applicants must be members of the Game Audio Network Guild in good standing at the time the application is received.  If you are not currently a member, you can join here

I'm an audio programming student.  Can I apply?

You may apply as an audio programmer, provided you are able to show your coursework includes significant audio study and/or demonstrate a deep interest in interative sound through project work.  You may submit evidence of audio programming work in lieu of the music/sound design demo when applying.  if you have musicial training, please mention that as part of the application.


What if I am unable to contact my Academic Sponsor before Applications Open?

Please submit your application with a tentative sponsor.  If necessary, you may change your academic sponsor after you have submitted your application. Please note, however, that your application may not be considered until we have received the confirmation email from your sponsor.

When is the Deadline for Application?

Applications must be received on or before December 20, 2019. Applications will be considered in the order they are received.

What about travel, hotel, etc.

The G.A.N.G. Scholar program does not provide for travel, hotel, meals or other expenses.  It provides only event registration fees

What is the "Academic Sponsor?"

The Academic Sponsor is the individual at your institution who will verify your status as a student or recent graduate.  Most typically it is a professor who is familiar with you and your work.  They will need to send an email to scholars [at] verifying your enrollment in one of the programs listed above.


How will my application be judged?

G.A.N.G. Scholar applications will be judged by the Game Audio Network Guild Advisory board, Board of Directors and Officers.

We are looking for professionalism, commitment, scholarship and service.  Please consider the application as you would any academic application.  Use formal language, proof-read and check your spelling and grammar and ensure your ideas are clearly communicated.

Please read and carefully follow submission instructions. Failure to accurately follow the application instructions will negatively impact your application.

What if I have other questions?

Please send an email to and we will to our best to answer any questions you may have about the G.A.N.G. Scholars program.


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