Diversity Scholarship Application: 2017 - Session 2
Philly Improv Theater seeks to create an environment which is supportive and welcoming to all people and reflects the experiences of the greater community in which we live. To achieve this goal we are working to increase representation of persons of color, women, persons 40 years of age or older, members of the LGBTQ community, differently-abled persons, and active duty U.S. military service members and U.S. military veterans in classes at our Training Center.

PHIT recognizes that the cost of our classes can pose a barrier to entry for members of our identified diversity groups. In an effort to overcome this barrier, PHIT will award a total of 35 scholarships (14 awarded to students starting our 101 classes, and 21 awarded to previous scholarship recipients continuing in 201+ classes with any remaining scholarships going to returning PHIT students) to study at our Training Center in each of our five class sessions throughout the year. Limited travel scholarships are also available on a no questions asked, first-come basis for students who inform the Diversity Coordinator that they face financial difficulty traveling to and from the location of their class that would prevent them from participating.

PHIT’s Diversity Scholarships are not explicitly need based and are open to any persons who fall into one of our identified diversity groups. However, we do ask that applicants be mindful of their need when considering submitting an application so that those scholarships we award can be given to students who might not otherwise be able to benefit from our classes without support from the theater. The PHIT Diversity Scholarship cannot be exchanged for money(i.e. if you have already signed up for a class, you can't apply the scholarship and get a refund on your payment.) If you receive a PHIT Diversity Scholarship and are unable to use it, you may defer your enrollment once to the next class session, after which the credit will expire.

Application Deadline: Electronic scholarship applications must be submitted via this form no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6th at 6:00pm

WHEN YOU SUBMIT THIS FORM YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION MESSAGE WITH A LINK THAT READS "Edit your response" WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO GO BACK AND EDIT YOUR RESPONSES WHEN IT IS CLICKED. IF YOU BEGIN YOUR SUBMISSION AND WOULD LIKE TO FINISH AT A LATER TIME, SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON, THEN MAKE SURE TO BOOKMARK OR IN SOME OTHER WAY SAVE THE URL OF THE "Edit your response" LINK WHICH DISPLAYS ON YOUR CONFIRMATION SCREEN.

BASIC INFORMATION
Full Name:
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Email:
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Phone:
XXX-XXX-XXXX
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Street Address:
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City:
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State:
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Zip Code:
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Have you ever taken a class at PHIT?
If Yes, what classes have you taken?
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Have you previously applied for a PHIT Diversity Scholarship?
If you previously applied for a PHIT Diversity Scholarship, when?
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Have you previously received a PHIT Diversity Scholarship?
If you previously received a PHIT Diversity Scholarship, when?
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DIVERSITY INFORMATION
With which of the following racial group(s) do you identify?
(Select ALL that apply)
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Are you Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Cuban-American or some other Spanish, Hispanic or Latino group?
(Select ONE)
What gender do you identify as?
Are you 40 years of age or older?
(Select ONE)
Are you differently-abled?
(Select ONE)
If you chose "Yes" to the above question, what, if any, accommodations do you require under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
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Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQ community?
(Select ONE)
Are you an active duty U.S. military service member or U.S. military veteran?
(Select ONE)
SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS
Have you ever seen a live comedy show? If so, when and where was the the show and what did you see?
(If you’ve seen more than one, please list a show that particularly appealed to or resonated with you).
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Have you ever seen a live comedy show at PHIT? If so, when and what did you see?
(If you’ve seen more than one, please list a show that particularly appealed to or resonated with you). NOTE: If you have never seen a show at PHIT we encourage you to attend a show for free at 7:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. any Sunday as part of “Super Free Sundays” at the theater.
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ESSAY QUESTIONS
For these longer response questions, we recommend typing your answers to these questions in a separate program where you can save your work and then cutting and pasting your answers into the boxes below when your essays are complete.
Please tell us why are you interested in studying comedy in 500 words or less.
(The electronic version of the scholarship application limits this answer to 1,600 characters).
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Please tell us about your interests outside of comedy in 250 words or less.
(The electronic version of the scholarship application limits this answer to 800 characters).
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Is there anything else that you would like to say, or that the committee should consider in your application?
(The electronic version of the scholarship application limits this answer to 800 characters).
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