Monday, August 23, 2010

Horror Scholarship announced!

I've learned of a great opportunity for macabre-minded college kids. Star Costumes, one of the top suppliers of costumes, makeup, and masks to the American public, is getting civic-minded for a select student! Below is their announcement of a horror scholarship. (How cool izzat?)

To apply, just click on the jack-o-lantern icon at the top of the column to the right.


The 2010 Star Costumes Horror Scholarship

Star Costumes is awarding $1,000 to a student studying to work in the horror film industry.

Why a Horror Scholarship?

We love horror! We make our living selling scary costumes, makeup and masks, and we owe a lot of our success to the creative output of the horror industry. This scholarship is our way to give back, and to help the horror industry continue to terrify us in the years to come.

Currently, there are no other scholarships designed specifically for students planning to enter the horror industry. Our goal is provide assistance to help the brightest and most creative students meet their expenses and help launch their career in horror cinema.

Eligibility Requirements:

Horror Scholarship candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A student with a 3.0 GPA;
  • 18 years or older;
  • who's currently studying full-time at a undergraduate or graduate post-secondary institution.

The student must be studying in a field designed to prepare them for work in the horror industry. This could include careers such as:

  • Makeup artist
  • Special effects artist
  • Costume designer
  • Set designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Film sound artist
  • VFX/CGI artist
  • Postproduction specialist
  • Film critic
  • Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Director

What great back-to-school noose! I wish there was something like this when *I* was a full-time college student and bodily complete!

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, why wasn't this available years ago?


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