The application for the Metatopia scholarship is now live, and each and every designer from a marginalized community working on their first game is encouraged to apply. This includes women, PoC, and LGBTQIA.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/HZ5EW1
The scholarship is a joint effort between the Indie Game Developer Network and Double Exposure, Inc. to raise the number of diverse designers in the field. It does this by sending a group of new designers to Metatopia to playtest their game. The scholarship provides a travel stipend, designer badge, and room for the duration of the conventions. Scholarship winners will also be matched with a mentor and will join the rest of the scholarship recipients for breakfast every day to talk through their experience.