About the IGDA Scholarships Learn more about our scholarships program.
IGDA Scholars at GDC Applications Have Closed
Applications for the IGDA Scholars Program to the Game Developers Conference in San Francsico, March 14th – 18th, 2016 are now closed. Missed your opportunity? Bookmark this site as we announce more scholarship opportunities throughout 2016. If you applied for a scholarship we have entered our judging phase and anticipate notifying applicants of their scholarship status as well as next steps and program information in early January.
Want to be involved in IGDA Scholarships? You can help our program to kickstart careers by donating to the IGDA Foundation. When selecting your donation choose “IGDA Scholarships.” Our program sends talented students to industry conferences each year and has awarded over 575 scholarships to date. Students who receive an IGDA scholarship to GDC are given an all-access pass, a travel stipend, an itinerary of Q&A sessions and studio tours, are matched with an industry mentor, and have special networking opportunities designed to aid in their career development. Visit http://foundation.igda.org/donate/ to make a difference today!
Interested in having your studio or employees involved with our GDC 2016 program? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholars on Twitter
I’ve been blessed with such an incredible experience that has absolutely changed my life. "Billy Matjiunis GDC 2011 Alum
Connection to the Community
I would urge anyone interested in a career in the games industry who is looking to gain more of an understanding of the industry and a connection to the community to apply for a Scholarship"Luci Holland GDC Europe & Gamescom 2014 Alum
Professional & Personal Growth
I built a network of peers who cared about my professional and personal growth, and that I will know for years to come."Renee Blair GDC 2015 Alum