Our 2017 GDC Scholarship Applications are now closed.
Applications will be accepted
October 1st – November 1st, 2016
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 will review applications after the submission period closes, and update applicants soon after. Submit only one application! Please review your application carefully before submitting it to us. If you have issues with the form, please email us immediately at email@example.com
We are also fund raising to help with travel grants for our scholarship recipients, please consider donating to our fund, or spreading the word.
We expect to get far more applications than passes, so keep that in mind as you apply. Preference will be given to marginalized members of the community who may not otherwise have a chance to attend an industry event. Please do not email, twitter DM, Facebook message us to ask about the status of your application before the application cycle ends.
2017 Applications for year two of the I Need Diverse Games GDC Scholarship program closed November 1st 11:59PM PST/01:59am CST, 2016.
We will aim to notify All Access Pass recipients by email within two to three weeks after the application deadline at the very latest.
Applications will be reviewed by a small committee consisting of:
- Tanya DePass
- Bianca J. Anderson
- Rami Ismail
- Jane Ng
- Glenn White