The SNL Scholarship is a part of the Groundling School’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and is designed to support underrepresented communities in improv and comedy. The scholarship includes three free Groundlings classes, individual coaching from a Groundlings teacher, and the opportunity to create a video submission for Saturday Night Live. Any student who has passed a Core Track audition and not yet taken Writing Lab is welcome to apply.
Please read the following thoroughly before applying. Failing to familiarize yourself with the parameters may lead to a lower score on your application.
- SNL Scholarships are awarded to three students each quarter.
- The scholarship includes three free Groundlings classes of the student’s choosing and individual coaching from a Groundlings teacher at the culmination of the third class. Recipients also have the opportunity to submit an audition video to SNL.
- The School recommends that the scholarship be used to take (or re-take) Core Track classes like Intermediate, which focuses on creating characters, but the award can be used for any classes in the Core Track for which the recipient is eligible.
- Students must pass Intermediate before they can submit a video to SNL. Recipients who have not passed Intermediate by the third class are welcome to apply for an additional Groundlings Diversity Scholarship and be coached after they’ve passed.
- Recipients must complete the three classes within two years, however the recipient can elect to continue their training with The Groundlings School and submit a video when they’re further along in the program.
- Recipients can only receive the award once over the course of their Groundlings training, and can only submit one SNL audition video via the Groundling’s SNL Scholarship program.
HOW TO APPLY:
The application for an SNL Scholarship is the same application as for a Groundlings Diversity Scholarship. All applicants must fill out the full application. Only students who have passed a Core Track audition by the posted application deadline are eligible to apply for an SNL Scholarship. No exceptions.