Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Planning to Work in the Horror Industry? Win a $1,000 Scholarship!

If you're heading back to school this fall - or you're already enrolled - and your dream is to work in the horror film industry after graduation, you could probably use a little help with financing your education. (I mean, who couldn't? The cost of tuition is truly...terrifying. *cymbal crash*) Fortunately, there is now a scholarship, courtesy of Star Costumes, that will be awarded to one lucky student who is aiming to work in our beloved horror medium.

Here are the details, courtesy of the Star Costumes Horror Scholarship page:

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 citizen of the U.S.;
  • 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

Application is Easy

Just fill out our application form online, along with an essay. The essay provides chance to distinguish yourself from other applicants, and should be in the range of about 300-400 words. Suggested topics include:

  • What sparked your interest in the horror industry.
  • Your accomplishments and goals as they relate to horror cinema and related fields.

Application Deadline

The deadline to submit your application is October 31st, 2010. The winner will be notified on November 5th, 2010. Winner will need to provide relevant transcripts to verify GPA and enrollment.

The Ideal Candidate

We're looking for someone who can demonstrate their creativity and passion for horror cinema and distinguish themselves from other potential applicants. The best way to achieve this is through a unique and interesting essay.

Remember, the deadline is Halloween - and you can enter by filling out a form and submitting your essay HERE. Good luck!

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