Our GDC Scholarship application will open soon, and there’s an info page in the header bar in preparation for taking applications. Keep in mind that we anticipate getting far more applications that we have passes. Also keep in mind that at this time we can only provide a pass and not assist with travel costs.
Pending our ability to get sponsorship and the outcome of fundraising, we will try to do a GoFundMe or IndieGoGo to assist scholarship recipients.
We are not the only organization in the GDC Scholarship program, so we encourage you to look at other orgs to see if you qualify for their application process as well. Here is information from the 2016 GDC Scholarship page (our link will be added soon)
GDC 2016 Scholarships
GDC is proud to partner with a variety of organizations to support the flourishing diversity in our community through exclusive GDC Scholarship Programs. Below is a list of our partner organizations, through which qualified candidates can apply to receive a complimentary All Access Pass.
Each organization has their own scholarship program guidelines. For more information, follow the links.
If your organization is interested in participating in the scholarship program, please apply here.
Dames Making Games
Game Designers Network India
Game Work Jam Argentina
Global Game Jam
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Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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