We at the Upright Citizens Brigade are excited to continue our partnership with Saturday Night Live (NBCUniversal Media, LLC) to provide scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds. Students who consider themselves members of underrepresented communities and have already completed a 101-level core curriculum class at UCB (or are currently enrolled in one) are eligible and encouraged to apply by submitting either a 4-page sketch or a 30-second character video below.

(If you are not currently eligible for the UCB x SNL scholarship, you can still apply to our separate, ongoing UCB Diversity Scholarship Program for financial scholarship and more!)

Through the SNL scholarship four performers and four writers will be selected by a diverse committee of UCB leadership to receive financial scholarship and the opportunity to directly submit an audition or packet to SNL upon completion of the program!


You, probably! All new and existing students who have already completed a 101-level core curriculum class at UCB (or are currently enrolled in one) and consider themselves part of a community under-represented in the comedic arts are eligible. We define under-represented communities as follows:

  • Historically marginalized groups
  • Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)
  • Members of under-represented sexual identities and gender orientations not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer or questioning, and two-spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) community
  • People who have disabilities
  • People in a less-represented age group within the UCB student population (50+)
  • Women and femme-identifying individuals

Please note that all applicants must be 18 years or older.


Submissions closed on April 17th, 2024. 

2024 Scholarship Winner can be found here.

For additional inquiries and information about other scholarship programs, please also refer to our Student FAQ. You can also sign up for our Student Newsletter for on-going updates and contact [email protected] with any questions or thoughts about the program.