Epic Games donates another $100,000 in educational grants

Epic Games launches its second round of Unreal Dev Grants, provides another $100,000.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Feb 18 2016 1:49 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Epic Games has been doing some great things for the community, announcing its second round of Unreal Dev Grants to 10 more contributors.

Epic Games donates another $100,000 in educational grants | TweakTown.com

The developer launched its $5 million Unreal Dev Grants initiative nearly a year ago, with its second round of academic and educational funding for contributors. Education Evangelist at Epic Games, Luis Cataldi, explains: "A few months ago we awarded more than $75,000 in educational grants to individuals creating outstanding learning resources for Unreal Engine 4. We couldn't be happier with the results, and so today we are issuing $100,000 to instructors, tutorial creators, book authors and formal educators whose noteworthy contributions are helping people achieve success with Unreal. Keep it coming, folks. We love and support these amazing efforts".

As for the recipients, here's who will be receiving money from the recent round of funding:

  • Andrzej Koloska - $14,000 - Andrzej Koloska - ShooterTutorial
  • Ben Tristem - $13,000 - Ben Tristem - Game developer and educator
  • Leonard Gonzalez - $11,000 - Leonard Gonzalez Environment and visual effects artist
  • LayoutVR - $14,000 - Online community
  • Kenichiro Igari - $11,000 - "Unreal Challenge" program
  • Greg Benicourt - $8,000 - Developer and trainer
  • Nick Marks - $14,000 - Co-founder of UCode

There are also some contributors that will be "re-awarded", which includes:

  • Tesla Dev - $5,000 - Unreal Engine 4 tutorial provider and trainer for hire
  • Rama - $5,000 - Unreal Engine 4 community member
  • James Butcher - $5,000 - Senior Games Development lecturer at Staffordshire University
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