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GDC Donates Over 700 Passes to Scholarship Programs for 2024 Event

The Game Developers Conference is dedicted to supporting and uplifting underrepresented voices in the industry. As part of this mission, we've partnered with over 25 organizations—donating over 700 complimentary passes to their GDC 2024 scholarship programs. Find out more on these programs below, as well as how to apply for them. 

Each year, GDC proudly partners with a variety of organizations through which qualified candidates can apply to receive complimentary GDC passes. These partners are helping to shape the future of the industry make-up by providing opportunities to, and amplifying the work of, game developers from marginalized communities.

Here's a list of some of the organizations we've partnered with for GDC 2024. Each partner has their own scholarship program guidelines, application process, and deadlines—so head to GDC's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page for up-to-date information on how and when to apply. You're also welcome to keep an eye on GDC's social channels: We'll be promoting various GDC scholarship opportunities as they arise. 

GDC is committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for all through a variety of programs and partnerships, many of which include free or discounted passes. These efforts are ongoing and evolving; we are committed to actively deepening our relationship and support of existing organizations that serve these communities. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at our GDC Feedback email.

Learn more about our Diversity Equity & Inclusion programs here, and visit our sustainability page to see how GDC is working to produce a positive environmental impact as well.

GDC returns to San Francisco this March 18-22, 2024—and registration is now open! For more information, be sure to visit our website and follow the #GDC2024 hashtag on social media.

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2024 Scholarship Partner Organizations

  • AIAS Foundation
  • Animation Diversity Foundation
  • Black Voices in Gaming
  • Dames Making Games
  • Different Games Collective
  • Diversi
  • Eastern European Indie Games Foundation
  • FundAV (Argentina Foundation for Videogames)
  • Game Audio Diversity Alliance
  • Game Designers Network India
  • Game Devs of Color Expo
  • Game Audio Networking Guild (G.A.N.G)
  • Gay Gaming Professionals
  • Girls Make Games
  • Global Game Jam
  • IGDA Foundation
  • IGEA
  • I Need Diverse Games
  • Pixelles
  • Stan LePard Memorial Scholarship
  • Latam Video Game Federation
  • Women In Games France
  • Women in Games International
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