The I Need Diverse Games GDC Scholarship application closes November 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST (US/Pacific)

If you applied to a different GDC Scholarship program for 2016, that will not preclude you from applying for our scholarship.

All information on what’s needed to apply is on our form and the biographical information is optional, it is not required. Providing it will help us make a decision after our initial round of review is complete.

If you have a technical issue with the application, please email us at

About GDC and our application:

I Need Diverse Games is excited to announce that in partnership with the Game Developers Conference, we continue to be part of the GDC Scholarship program!
We will be awarding 25 All Access passes to the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held February 27th – March 03, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where game developers of all disciplines gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.
This conference features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions. The all-access pass provides entry to all 5 days of the event, including the IGF Festival, the Game Developer Choice Awards, all GDC sponsored mixers and parties, the Game Career Seminar and more.
I Need Diverse Games is dedicated to increasing diversity both in game and in studio, and we will be awarding these scholarships to members of marginalized groups (person of color, LGBTQIA, woman, or reside at an intersection of those identities) who would not have the opportunity to attend the GDC without financial assistance. Whether you make diverse games or otherwise intentionally furthers the agenda for diversification of gaming (though podcasts, streaming, or other media critique and content) we want to hear from you!

If you are not a member of these marginalized groups but your work is dedicated to increasing diversity in the video game industry, you are welcome to apply, however to uphold our mission statement and to give opportunities to those underrepresented in gaming, we will give preference to members of those groups.

We are also running a Go Fund Me Campaign to assist with travel grants to GDC as a week in San Francisco is costly no matter where you’re coming from to attend.

Help defray the cost for our 2017

GDC Scholarship Awardees

Please spread word of our fund raising if you can’t spare anything to help out.