GROUNDLINGS/SNL AWARD

The Groundlings/SNL Award 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 NOTE: There is one application for both the Groundlings/SNL Award and the Groundlings Diversity Scholarship. The application includes a question about which scholarships you’d like to be considered for. Please read the following information fully before applying. 

THE GROUNDLINGS/SNL AWARD:

  • This award is given to three Diversity Scholarship applicants each quarter. 
  • The award includes three free Groundlings classes of the student’s choosing, as well as individual coaching from a Groundlings teacher after the culmination of the third class. Recipients also have the opportunity to submit an audition video to SNL through the Groundlings School. 
  • 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. One-day classes are not 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 Intermediate.
  • 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 through the school. 

HOW TO APPLY:

There is one application for both the Groundlings/SNL Award and the Groundlings Diversity Scholarship. Students who apply for the Groundlings/SNL Award are considered for a Groundlings Diversity Scholarship unless otherwise instructed. All applicants must fill out the full scholarship application. 

Only students who have passed a Core Track audition by the posted application deadline are eligible to apply for a Groundlings/SNL Award. No exceptions. 

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT GROUNDLINGS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND APPLY