Financial Aid application for Washington Improv Theater classes
Washington Improv Theater is committed to increasing diversity among the voices and talent in DC’s improv community. This work starts in the classes program. The goal of our financial aid program is to reduce barriers of access to improv classes. We want students from underrepresented communities to learn improv, which would mutually benefit the improv community and the individuals selected. Each cycle we receive more applications than we can accommodate, but we continue to evaluate funding strategies that allow us to include more people.

Who is it for: Students from underrepresented communities seeking to begin WIT's training program. Financial aid will be awarded based on need as well as race, ethnicity, social identity, and personal background.

Students selected will receive financial aid to cover portions of the cost of Levels 1 thru 5, contingent upon meeting the learning objectives required to complete each class. You can apply for the scholarship at any time, but there are specific deadlines to be considered for each class session.

If you are a current student, or have experience at another theater, you are welcome to apply! The scholarship is not retroactive but will cover future class costs for the core curriculum.

Deadlines to apply:
2020
Fall session (classes start third week of SEP 2020) – applications due Friday, July 31
Winter session (classes start first week of JAN 2021) - applications due Friday, October 30
2021
Spring session (classes start last week of March 2021) – applications due Friday, February 19
Summer session (classes start third week of JUN 2021) - applications due Friday, April 30
Email address *
Full Name *
Phone *
(202) 555-5555
Address *
Age *
Race/Ethnicity *
We understand these categories may feel limiting. We utilize these broader census categories for grant reporting purposes. You may check off multiple boxes to indicate biracial and multiracial identity.
Required
Gender *
We understand these categories may feel limiting. We follow these broader categories for grant reporting purposes. Please do your best to select the option that best fits your identity if possible.
Occupation/Field *
Typical Work Schedule *
Examples: Weekdays: 40 hours a week with some travel or extra work here and there, Shift work: mix of weeknights and weekends, Shift work: I only know my schedule a month out and it changes a lot, Weekdays: 40 hrs week but heavy out of town travel that I won't know until two weeks from when it happens.
Estimated Yearly Income *
You will be asked to verify your income at a later date. If you want to verify your income now, you are welcome to email a 1040 tax return, a W2 or 1099, or pay stubs from the past three months to classes@witdc.org.
Have you taken an improv class before? *
Please provide the following details: Name of School, Number of Weeks of class OR One day workshop, length of class (hours), dates etc..If you are already a WIT student, let us know the next level you plan on signing up for.
Have you seen an improv show at WIT? If so, when and where and what did you see? *
If you’ve seen more than one, pick at least one example that resonated with you.
Have you seen an improv show or live comedy show somewhere else? If so, when and where and what did you see? *
If you’ve seen more than one, pick at least one example that resonated with you.
Please provide a brief statement on why you are interested in taking classes at WIT (in 250 words or less). *
Less is totally fine. We just want to make sure you have enough room!
Imagine you've finished your class and it's exceeded all your expectations. Tell us about your next steps and how you will continue to grow (in 250 words or less). *
Less is totally fine. We just want to make sure you have enough room!
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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