Prom-Themed Scholarship Aids Students Pursuing a Future in Fashion

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Many colleges and universities around the United States offer academic and sport-related scholarships, but what about students who are considering non-traditional, creative majors such as Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising?

Many colleges and universities around the United States offer academic and sport-related scholarships, but what about students who are considering non-traditional, creative majors such as Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising?

FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is reaching out and assisting those high school juniors and seniors who wish to pursue fashion-related degrees. FIDM is giving students the chance to compete for one of two PromAdvice.com scholarships, each valued up to $23,000.

Sponsored by FIDM, PromAdvice.com is an online network for style-savvy teens that shows teens how they may turn their love of all-things Prom into a career in the Fashion, Entertainment, Interior and Graphic Design industries.

"The scholarship [http://www.PromAdvice.com taught me more about being a fashion student and showed me what it takes to be a student at FIDM," said Haley Freeman, a freshman attending FIDM and 2006 PromAdvice.com scholarship winner. "It really inspired me to work harder."

Students seeking a degree in Fashion Design are asked to complete a project that requires the student to design a line of five prom dresses. These prom dresses will exhibit the fashion styles of a particular trendy celebrity in their early 20's.

Students seeking a degree in Fashion Merchandising have different project criteria. Each student will create their idea of the ultimate prom retail experience through their own Prom boutique. The plan will include store layout, selecting merchandise to sell in the store, pin-pointing their target audience and creating a promotional marketing plan.

Deadline for the PromAdvice.com scholarship is April 30, 2007. Additional information about the PromAdvice.com scholarship and project guidelines can be obtained by visiting http://www.promadvice.com/scholarships.

FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a WASC and NASAD accredited, co-educational, specialized, private college with campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County, California. FIDM offers Associate of Arts, Professional Designation and Advanced Study Degree programs in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, Textile Design, Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Theatre Costume Design, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Film & TV Costume Design, Digital Media, Footwear Design, and Apparel Manufacturing Management.

FIDM has an enrollment of 5,500 full-time students. Over the last 30 years, FIDM has built an alumni network in excess of 30,000 graduates around the world. The college's alumni base and industry-wide reputation for excellence both give our students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace.

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