TOLEDO, OH – Star Costumes today announced the creation of a new $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student studying to work in the horror film industry.
“For over thirty years, Star Costumes has been in the business of selling everything scary – from costumes to makeup and masks. We’re grateful to the creative geniuses in the horror industry who have provided years of fun-filled terror”, explains Mike Cairl, Star Costumes founder and president. “We see this scholarship as our way to give back and help keep future generations of horror fans as terrified as we’ve been lucky enough to be.”
“By providing this scholarship, we want to do our part to provide help to the most promising and creative students. This money can be used to help alleviate some expenses and help launch their horror career. Horror films are an important part of the American film tradition, and there are no other scholarships available which are designed specifically for students entering the horror industry.”
Students can pursuing careers in a wide variety of areas, including as a makeup artist, VFX/CGI artist, special effects artist, set designer, costume designer, film sound artist, lighting designer, postproduction specialist, screenwriter, film critic, cinematographer, or director.
To apply, students must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older with a 3.0 GPA who is currently studying full-time at a undergraduate or graduate post-secondary institution. Applicants must fill out a short form and include an essay, “which will be judged on its creativity and passion for horror cinema,” says Cairl. There is no fee to apply.
The deadline to submit scholarship applications is October 31st, 2010. The winner will be notified on November 5th, 2010. The application form can be found at www.starcostumes.com/horror-scholarship/.
About Star Costumes
Star Costumes has been in business since 1980 and online since 1997. With almost 30 years of experience in the Halloween costume industry, StarCostumes.com is dedicated to offering the largest selection of adult costumes and kid costumes for our customers at very competitive prices.