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Scholarships and Programs for Halloween Lovers

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Do you really get into Halloween? I mean do you really get into it? Going all out with your makeup, costume, and theatricals? If you’ve got the creative talent to completely nail your costume and successfully scare your friends, these programs and scholarships might be of interest to you!

Costume Design

Halloween isn’t complete without a great costume. If you’re interested in the field of costume design, you can major in it! There are a few select schools across the country that offer a major in costume design. For example, Carnegie Mellon University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree options in costume design, Webster University offers a BFA in Costume Design, and Stephens College offers a BFA in Theatrical Costume Design. If you decide to pursue this degree option for the long term, check out the Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award for students entering graduate school for costume design and/or technology.

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Make-up

While Halloween isn’t complete without a costume, costumes aren’t complete without make-up! Programs that specialize in make-up specifically, are not usually available at traditional colleges and universities. Instead, you’d have to look at private or specialty schools, like the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. They offer the Legends of Makeup Scholarship, a $10,000 award towards tuition at the school. Also, the Douglas Education Center in Pennsylvania, and the Academy of Makeup Arts in Nashville offer special effects make-up programs. Regardless of where you choose to attend school, check out the PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship, for students planning to enter the cosmetology profession.

Acting and Theater

Getting the full effect of your Halloween costume sometimes requires a bit of acting and theatrics. If you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue acting as a career, there are many colleges that offer degree programs in acting. Check out our Acting Major page to learn more about the acting major and the colleges and universities that offer programs of study in acting. Also be sure to apply for the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship, for students pursuing a career in the performing arts.

From all of us here at Cappex, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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NCTQ Provides Valuable Info for Education Majors

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education1Cappex is proud to be Your College Decision Headquarters™. Choosing your major is not only a big part of finding your dream college, but it’s also a choice that can define your career and even the rest of your life.

If you’re interested in becoming an education major, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has some valuable information for you! Check out the NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review. The Review has the comprehensive information you need to pick the education program that will provide you with the training to make you a confident and effective teacher from day one. NCTQ looks at what matters most in teacher preparation: whether candidates master the subjects they will teach, whether candidates get trained in using specific pedagogical skills, such as teaching kids how to read, and whether they get a high-quality student teaching experience with an effective mentor teacher.

Published in partnership with U.S. News & World Report, the Teacher Prep Review looks at elementary, secondary, and special education programs at 1,127 colleges and universities around the country. Look through the country’s Top Ranked elementary and secondary programs. Find the right program in your state or even closer to home. The Review is your guide to the best of teacher prep.

No matter what major you decide to pursue, Cappex has the tools to help you find your perfect fit college. Check out our Colleges and Majors section to explore your major options and find out what colleges offer the majors you’re interested in.

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10 Best Undergrad Schools for Education Majors

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For high school students whittling down their college wish-lists, its important to research schools based on their reputation for specific programs. While you don’t have to know for certain what your major will be, if you have a strong inclination to veer in one direction, follow your gut! If that direction happens to be education, take a look at the 10 best undergraduate schools for education programs in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

  • Students enrolled: 6,141
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $41,736
  • Fun Fact: Dartmouth is home to the oldest and biggest collegiate Outing Club in the country. The Outing Club offers outdoor excursions and courses to adventure-seeking students.

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

  • Students enrolled: 7,724
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $37,000
  • Fun Fact: All undergraduate students are required to write a senior thesis.

Miami University – Oxford (Oxford, OH)

  • Students enrolled: 17,472
  • Application deadline: February 1st
  • Tuition: $10,880 (in-state), $26,052 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: 30% of the student body is involved with Greek Life and the school has been referred to as the “Mother of Fraternities”.

Brown University (Providence, RI)

  • Students enrolled: 8,705
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $41,328
  • Fun Fact: All students are required to live on campus for their first six semesters.

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

  • Students enrolled: 11,701
  • Application deadline: December 31st
  • Tuition: $40,500
  • Fun Fact: Yale is also widely regarded for it’s drama and music programs. All students belong to one of twelve residential colleges.

College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)

  • Students enrolled: 8,000
  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Tuition: $8,270 (in-state), $30,547 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: Located in the historic town of Williamsburg, this school is the second oldest in the country!

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

  • Students enrolled: 41,924
  • Application deadline: February 1st
  • Tuition: $12,440 (in-state), $37,588 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: Located in one of the best college towns in the country, this university offers more than 900 students clubs and a rich athletic history.

Duke University (Durham, NC)

  • Students enrolled: 15,016
  • Application deadline: January 2nd
  • Tuition: $40,665
  • Fun Fact: Home of one of the top five winningest basketball programs in the country. Get ready to become a basketball fan!

University of California – Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

  • Students enrolled: 35,833
  • Application deadline: November 30th
  • Tuition: $11,220 (in-state), $34,098 (out-of-state)
  • Fun Fact: This university is known for it’s actively political student body – particularly for liberal student groups.

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

  • Students enrolled: 15,152
  • Application deadline: January 3rd
  • Tuition: $41,853
  • Fun Fact: Students who live on campus (roughly 60%) are put into houses within their dorms. These houses are like tiny communities where students support one another in academics and life.

If you’re on your way to graduating college now and are interested in attending graduate school for education, check out our list of the 10 Best Graduate Schools for Education!