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 Sunday, April 30th.
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