Applications for the 2022 SNL Scholarship are now CLOSED! 

Thank you to everyone who applied, applications are now being reviewed and processed!


The PIT and “Saturday Night Live” have partnered to offer the SNL Scholarship, to engage comedy students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and initiate significant steps toward progressive recruitment of diverse candidates. This initiative provides access to direct instruction and mentorship for recipients to learn more about the field and empower them to pursue a career in comedy.

Applicants will be selected by The PIT NYC. The scholarship classes will be offered in person in New York City at The PIT Loft.

Applications closed at 10:00 AM on April 4, 2022.

Applicants will receive:

  • 5 classes from across The PIT’s in-person classes offerings for NYC-based applicants.
  • A monthly check-in meeting with The PIT to answer questions and provide career development support.
  • Assistance and mentorship in putting together either 3 characters and 3 impersonations for a SNL-type audition or compiling a writer’s packet for a SNL-type submission.
  • Connections with SNL talent executives.
  • Additional access to SNL representatives or creatives as available.

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If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the application or scholarship, feel free to email

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to best institutionally support successful applicants, preference will be given to candidates currently based in or near New York City, candidates typically based in or near New York City who have been displaced during COVID, or candidates intending to relocate in or near New York City. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available, please email for any questions or inquiries.