So this is the second year that I Need Diverse Games has been part of the GDC Scholarship program! We got 25 all access passes to the Game Developer Conference February 27 – March 3, 2017 in San Francisco, US.
While we’re ecstatic to be a part of this program, we are a small organization that cannot give monetary support to our All Access Pass recipients to travel to and from the conference. Ideally we’d like to offer $500 – $1000 per recipient travel stipends to ease the cost burden going to San Francisco for a week long conference will entail.
All funds raised will go to our recipients based upon need stated on the scholarship application. We’re doing this fundraiser since we don’t yet have sponsorships for our organization and don’t want pass recipients to miss out if travel funding is a deal breaker.
So we humbly ask you to help us to help our community by making sure all of our recipients get a chance to attend the Game Developers Conference. We’ve added a bit of a cushion to account for fees that GoFundMe will take out to process the funding etc. We’re now a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, but we’re still growing.
As of today we’ve hit $2,500 out of a $20,000 goal to assist our scholars. We’ll only be able to help a couple folks out of the 25 who have been offered an All Access pass to the conference.
We must close this on 15 December by 11:59pm CST to have time to process funds, determine who will get funding out of what is left after Go Fund Me takes their fees. So please help our scholars attend a great week of professional development next year!
If you can’t spare anything, please share this around today and tomorrow.
Tanya DePass & the 2017 GDC Scholarship Review Committee