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2024 Activision Blizzard King
inclusion in Games Scholarship

NETWORK. REPRESENT. INSPIRE.  ————

Ever wonder what it’s like to make games for a living? Activision, Blizzard & King, in partnership with the Swedish Games Industry, are proud to annouce our 2024 ABK Inclusion in Gaming scholarship.

This scholarship aims to encourage careers in tech and gaming by providing the opportunity to attend the biggest game developer conference in the world! Scholarship winners will be provided with registration to attend the conference, which is being held March 18-22 in San Francisco, CA.

In addition, we will help scholarship winners grow their network, exchange ideas, and ease the transition from student life to work life.

If you’re thinking about a professional future in the games industry, now you have the chance to join Activision, Blizzard, and King for the 2024 Game Developers Conference. 

Meet our 2023 winners:

Ant Qui
School: Rhode Island School of Design
Field: Art
Graduation Year: 2023
Nguyen (Zoe) Vu
School: University of Waterloo
Field: Programming
Graduation Year: 2024
Nicoly Silva
School: Anhembi Morumbi College
Field: Design
Graduation Year: 2024
Blaire Wathen
School: Staffordshire University
Field: Concept Art
Graduation Year: 2024
Rofeeah Ayeni
School: Tufts University
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Field: Programming
Graduation Year: 2025
Sarah Woo
School: University of Southern California
Field: Production
Graduation Year: 2024
Sunniva Johnsen-Bjørhusdal​​​​​​
School: Nord University 
​​​​​​​Field: Programming
Graduation Year: 2024
Xena Stevens
School: Manchester Metropolitan University
Field: Digital Marketing
Graduation Year: 2024
Annie (Han) Xu
School: University of Waterloo
Field: UI/UX Design
Graduation Year: 2023
Olivia Bernard
School: Denison University
Field: Production
Graduation Year: 2024

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP  ————

This scholarship is open to all students pursuing a college or university degree and considering a future in the games industry.

This scholarship will give you the opportunity to virtually attend the 2024 Game Developers Conference (GDC). By securing this scholarship you also will receive:
passes to attend GDC , exclusive networking, learning and development opportunities, and some ABK swag!



JOINING US AT GDC  ———— 

GDC is the world’s largest and longest-running game industry event, featuring over 750 lectures, panels, tutorials, and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game making topics. The scholarship includes a Virtual All Access GDC Pass, meaning that our participants will get access to five days of expert-led education on key game development topics, as well as several special features throughout the week. Attendees have the opportunity to gain insight into the future of games, be inspired by new techniques, and discover creative new approaches.

Moreover, the scholarship includes events lined up exclusively for our participants! This includes networking opportunities and live Q&A sessions. You’ll get the chance to meet professional developers within the game industry. There are many ways to create and develop games, and these networking opportunities are a chance not only for students to ask questions directly to the people they meet, but also an opportunity for them to express who they are and exchange ideas directly with industry profressionals. 

Scholarship winners have the option to attend the conference in person or virtually. All additional company organized networking and Learning & Development will take place virtually. 



Timeline  ———— 

  • Scholarship opens October-December. Click below to officially apply.
  • Deadline to apply is December 31st, 2023 .
  • Winners will be announced in Feburary 2024.
  • GDC will take place from March 18-22 in San Francisco, CA.
  • Please read our terms and conditions before applying below.

Application link: here

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About GDC

ABOUT GDC  ————

GDC delivers five days of expert-led education on key game development topics, as well as several special features throughout the week.
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Early Careers

EARLY CAREERS  ————

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