The partnership will award 10 full year scholarships in late 2011 -2012 to talent that apply. (Click here to learn more).
Deadline is August 26, 2011 with two designated application drop offs at Chicago PUMA stores:
Thursday, August 25 – 6-8PM Chicago PUMA store – 1051 North Rush Street
Friday, August 26 – 6-8PM Chicago PUMA store – 108 N. State Street
No Phone calls. E-mail inquiries only to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are required to submit a completed application along with a DVD of a 30 second "PUMA Comedy bit" similar to creating an original and a 1-2 minute original comedic monologue or stand up routine. You-tube links and USB sticks can also be provided in leui of a DVD.
Visit PUMA store on designated application "drop off nights" for special in-store incentives, meet former PUMA/Second City scholars , receive Second City Outreach & Diversity show passes to new fall show and more....
"PUMA has an obligation, as a fun, creative, global brand, to support and cultivate talent. It is an honor us to offer these scholarships to young people, giving them a chance to unleash their talents and potentially help launch a new rising star." Jay Piccola, President and General Manager of PUMA North America
"This is an incredible opportunity for new talent to train and hone their comedic chops at the world’s premiere comedy theatre. A scholarship to young, up and coming talent is one of the best introductions into our world of sketch comedy and improv." Dionna Griffin-Irons, Director of Outreach & Diversity, The Second City