GDC | Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

In an effort to make GDC more inclusive, diverse, and accessible to those interested in attending, we partner with various organizations to offer free and discounted passes, in addition to a Low-Income Pass Lottery.

Partner Organizations


GDC partners with organizations to support the flourishing diversity in our community. Below is a list of 2018 scholarship partner organizations, each with their own scholarship program guidelines. Qualified candidates can apply to receive a complimentary GDC Conference + Summits pass. Additional information will be linked below as the organizations announce their application process.

2018 Scholarship Partner Organizations

  • Amplifying New Voices
  • ATICMA
  • Audio Mentoring Project
  • Blacks in Gaming
  • Dames Making Games
  • Different Games Collective
  • Diversi
  • FundAV
  • Game Designers Network India
  • Game Developers Association Australia (GDAA)
  • GANG
  • Gay Game Industry Professionals
  • Girls Make Games
  • Glitch
  • Global Game Jam
  • I Need Diverse Games
  • IGDA
  • Indie Games Poland Foundation
  • Microsoft Game Changer
  • New Zealand Game Developers Association
  • Pixelles

If your organization is interested in participating in the scholarship program, please apply here.

Low-Income Pass Lottery


Enter the Low-Income Pass Lottery for an opportunity to win a complimentary GDC 2018 Expo pass, intended for people who would otherwise not be able to attend without considerable financial assistance.

Guidelines:

  • One entry per person
  • You may enter for this pass each year if you have need
  • If you are awarded a pass, we will automatically register you
  • These passes are non-transferrable and have no cash value
  • If you have already purchased a pass to GDC 2018, you are not eligible to enter
  • The Lottery drawing winner will be announced via email in January before the Early Bird deadline to allow attendees not selected to take advantage of the discount

If your organization is interested in participating in the scholarship program, please apply here.

 
 

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