Friendship Garden GDC 2020 Scholarship
In accordance with our mission to empower game developers from backgrounds of historic marginalization, Friendship Garden Game Developers will award 5 Game Developers Conference "Core + Summit" level passes to game developers who may be otherwise unable to afford to attend. GDC 2020 will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from March 16 - 20, 2020. For more information about GDC, visit

Application is open to all, although to align with out mission, preference will be given to individuals whose race, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, or religion are mis- or underrepresented in video games.

Application deadline: Saturday December 7th, 11:59 PM PST.

If selected for this program you acknowledge the following: You will attend at least 4 of the 5 days of GDC. Recipients are required to register themselves with the registration code, they will not automatically be registered. If a Letter of Invitation is required for a recipient, it can be requested after their registration is complete. Standard cancellation policies apply - any previously purchased passes will not be refunded. Registration codes are for passes only; no travel costs, or any other expenses, will be covered by GDC. Passes are non-transferable. The value of the “Core + Summits” pass scholarship can be applied toward an upgraded pass – the recipient is responsible for paying the difference in prices at the prevailing rate.

This application form requests personal information. Information shared with Friendship Garden Game Developers via this form can be used for the following purposes: to select program participants, anonymous reporting on recipient demographics, to contact recipients, and to post on social media (only the headshot will be used for this). Please only submit information you are comfortable sharing and having used in the aforementioned ways. Answers submitted will only be accessed by the selection committee, which is made up of the Friendship Garden Board of Directors. If you have questions or would like to withdraw and delete your application at any time, please email

Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application via email by December 31, 2019. Participants selected to receive the scholarship must accept or decline via the scholarship acceptance survey link within 3 days of receiving the notification email.

Thank you for your time, and we are excited to see you at GDC!
Participant Info
Email *
Will you be over the age of 18 by March 16, 2020? *
If you are selected for this program, and you accept a conference pass, do you acknowledge that you will attend at least 4 out of 5 days of Game Developers Conference 2020? *
What name do you go by? *
What pronouns do you use? *
In what City, State or Province (if applicable), and Country do you live?
Please note that we are not able to fund travel at this time.
If you feel comfortable with it being shared, please provide a link to a headshot of you.
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