Iron Galaxy Studios Orlando, an American video game developer studio, has donated $100,000 to establish a new fund to help support Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) students.

Iron Galaxy Studios has partnered with titans of the industry to ship more high-caliber games than any other independent developer. Their second office in Orlando has grown considerably over the past years and many employees who work there are proud UCF graduates.

The Orlando studio is donating these funds to help financially empower more students in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media’s (NSCM) FIEA program.

“The Iron Galaxy Diversity Endowment will most likely provide a $2,500 scholarship each year for two students who meet under-served communities,” said Benjamin Noel, the executive director of FIEA.

This charitable fund from Iron Galaxy Studios Orlando has allowed NSCM to provide scholarship awards to graduate students enrolled in the Interactive Entertainment M.S. Program. The scholarships are expected to be distributed starting Fall 2021.

The Interactive Entertainment M.S. program, within FIEA, offers an immersive, project-based video game curriculum.

In the program, students work on real-world projects with milestones and tight deadlines, overseen by some of the best video game faculty in the world.

“It is great for a studio like Iron Galaxy to recognize the efforts of UCF,” said Noel. “The majority of the Orlando office all came through the FIEA program.”

For more information on NSCM’s FIEA program, visit their website.


Published February 1, 2021. Written by Iulia Popescu.

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