Big Bad Con is committed to cultivating a spectacular and diverse gaming community. Our Scholarship Fund goes towards travel, hotel, and badge fees for attendees from marginalized groups who need assistance. In 2018 we were able to offer 13 scholarships up from 11 in 2017, up from 7 in 2016, and 4 in 2015.
To support diversity at Big Bad Con, these funds will go to help financially challenged women, people of color, disabled, and lgbtqia+ individuals attend the con. We will use it to cover hotel rooms ($135+/night), convention badges ($60), and other necessary fees. Depending on the number of applicants, we may be able cover full or partial costs.
Applications open now
The scholarship applications are open until 8/15/2019. Scholarship fund distributions will be based on our best effort to bring as many individuals as we can afford to the con. Awards will be announced privately to the recipients in September.
How to apply for scholarship funds
To sign up for assistance, please fill out the form below:
If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, please click the donation button below. Any contributions made after September will be set aside for next year’s fund. Thank you very much for your support!