Unity Technologies and The Game Developers Conference Partner to Unveil the Unity Student Scholarship, Sending Next Wave of Innovators to GDC 2018 (Press Release)

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unity Technologies (https://unity3d.com/), creator of the world’s most popular creation engine that reaches nearly three billion devices worldwide, announced it has partnered with the Game Developers Conference (GDC) on the Unity Student Scholarship, which will give 50 students with outstanding projects made with Unity All Access passes to GDC 2018. The scholarship is now open, there is no application cost and students can enter here.

“Unity is thrilled to be able to offer students who are doing outstanding work in Unity the opportunity to attend the premier professional conference for the games industry,” said Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education at Unity Technologies. “Democratizing development and enabling success are two of Unity’s driving forces and we’re happy to be able to channel these values to students through the Unity Student Scholarship.”

The Unity Student Scholarship was created to provide learning and networking opportunities for up and coming developers. Those selected for the scholarship will receive an all-access pass for GDC 2018, which also includes access to a pre-show kickoff, hosted by GDC on-site before the week begins. The entry deadline is December 31st, 2017 and the winners, which will be determined by Unity and GDC experts, will be notified in January 2018.

“As the world’s largest professional game industry event, we are proud to partner with Unity Technologies to provide the Unity Student Scholarship to 50 students,” said Katie Stern, General Manager at GDC. “With over 26,000+ attendees and over 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and other discussions, GDC is the perfect event for burgeoning developers to learn the skills necessary to continue to flourish in the game development space.”

More information about the guidelines and rules for entering the contest are available at the official entry page. For more information about GDC 2018, including the GDC Conference, Summits, Expo, VRDC@GDC and attendee pass options, please visit http://www.gdconf.com/ or follow @Official_GDC on Twitter.

Updated: July 13, 2020 — 6:16 pm