The Groundlings Theatre and School offers quarterly Diversity Scholarships to support our mission that everyone, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or physical ability should be given the same opportunities within our program. To see more of our diversity initiatives, please click HERE.


Next application deadline:  Friday, December 3rd at 4:00 pm PT.

SNL Scholarship: The Groundlings’ partnership with Saturday Night Live and the creation of the SNL Scholarship will initiate significant steps toward progressive recruitment of diverse applicants. The scholarship includes three 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.  Read all about it and apply! 

Groundlings Diversity Scholarship: The Groundlings organization has invested over $190,000 to fund scholarships since the inception of the program to support Groundlings students of diverse backgrounds. Groundlings Diversity Scholarships are awarded to all levels of students. Read all about it and apply!

Note: There is one application for both the SNL Scholarship and the Groundlings Diversity Scholarship. Students who apply for the SNL Scholarship are considered for a Groundlings Diversity Scholarship unless otherwise instructed. 

Gary Austin Scholarship: This Alumni-funded scholarship was created in honor and memory of The Groundlings founder, Gary Austin. Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students who have accepted an offer for Advanced Lab.