There’s just two weeks left to apply to the IGDA Foundation’s Women in Games Ambassadors program at GDC. It is open to women students (or students less than 12 months out of school) who are passionate about game development.

The WIG Ambassadors program provides an all access pass to GDC, partial travel stipends, a week of insider industry events, and lifetime access to a tight-knit community of high-achieving peers. In addition, the IGDAF WIG Ambassadors program creates opportunities for each recipient to engage with top industry professionals through Q&As and group mentorship.

For full details on the program and how to apply, visit the following link:


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be woman-identified and 18 years of age or older as of the date of the event. (Also note that certain aspects of some events may carry higher age restrictions)
  • Only full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral (or similar) students, or former students who graduated in the 12 months prior to the event they are applying for, are eligible.
  • Applicants must be IGDA members in good standing. If you are not currently an IGDA Member, you must join the IGDA before applying for the scholarship. All applications will be verified. If you aren’t currently a member, you can join today.
  • When asked for your IGDA Membership number, if you are associated with IGDA Finland or Japan, you may simply write your country name. Applications from all other countries must have a valid membership number.
  • Applicants are eligible for a scholarship if your application for the corresponding event is submitted before the cutoff date listed below.
  • Successful applicants are ultimately responsible for travel arrangements, housing and other related costs, but will receive a partial travel reimbursement stipend based on their distance to travel from university.
  • Successful applicants will be required to sign a basic liability waiver, right of publicity form, and write a short essay describing their experiences as an IGDAF WIG Ambassador.

Judging Criteria

Applications will be judged by a panel of game industry professionals. To help students hone their applications, and to better understand what the judges are looking for, here is the basic criteria which the judges are asked to use when rating applicants.

  • Relevance – Will attending the event help the student achieve her specific educational and/or career goals?
  • Initiative – Has the student demonstrated continued dedication to game development and effort to her education?
  • Engagement – Has the student demonstrated a breadth of activity and volunteerism within her community?
  • Communication – Are the ideas expressed in the essays communicated effectively and efficiently?

Application Link

Click HERE to submit your application online by or before January 4, 2016.