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Epic Games Hands Out Over $75,000 In Grants To Fund Education Using Unreal Engine

Earlier this year, Epic Games announced that it had set up a $5 million program called Unreal Dev Grants with the intent to help developers with no-strings-attached money that will be used to fund promising early-stage projects created using Unreal Engine. To date, the fund has distributed over $450,000 to developers working on games, films and experiences in 3D and VR. Today, Epic announced the first round of funding being distributed under the program with the express purpose of education.

Epic Games has hand-selected 10 individuals to receive a share of over $75,000, distributed in recognition of their contributions to the Unreal community. Epic said that each of the 10 people being awarded a grant have proven that they consistently create educational content for Unreal Engine 4.

"The talented educators and developers recognized today are receiving the first Unreal Dev Grants for education thanks to their tireless contributions to the UE4 community," said Luis Cataldi, education evangelist at Epic Games. "I've personally seen the fruits of their efforts and generosity of spirit make significant differences for those seeking to master our tools and technology. We are excited to recognize these leaders for helping to bring up the next generation of UE4 developers."

Epic has chosen the following people to receive funding from the Dev Grant Fund:

Epic said that the recipients are free to do what they please with the money. There is no obligation to Epic attached to the grants, and the funds are intended to recognize contributions that have already been made to the Unreal Community.

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  • boju
    This is serious man!
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  • Kitatus
    This is crazy - I "lurk" on this site for years; Just browsing about and whanot and I wake up to see a news article with me in! It's super-weird! But awesome! There's so many talented people as well on the list; I feel honoured!
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  • kcarbotte
    This is crazy - I "lurk" on this site for years; Just browsing about and whanot and I wake up to see a news article with me in! It's super-weird! But awesome! There's so many talented people as well on the list; I feel honoured!

    Congratulations on being regocnized for your work!
    It's pretty cool to know at least one of you read my article.
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