Andre A. Blay Film Scholarship

Andre Blay, known as “The Father of Home Video” was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and received his bachelor’s in 1959 and MBA in 1970, both from Michigan State University. In 1969, he founded Magnetic Video Corp., which duplicated video cassettes, and in 1977 the company licensed major motion picture titles for the consumer market. Blay founded Embassy Home Entertainment in 1982 during the height of the market. Lorelei Maison Rockwell and her husband, Wayne Kennedy, established this scholarship in memory of Blay, their cousin.

  • Recipients must intend to pursue a career in film in Hollywood
  • Applicant should be enrolled in a degree program in the Department of Media & Information or School of Journalism and/or the Documentary Production minor or Fiction Filmmaking minor.

Supplemental Questions
  1. In no more than 500 words, discuss your interest in working in film in Hollywood and how your education, experiences and internships are helping you work toward your goals. Please feel free to include brief information on any financial considerations that are affecting your success.
  2. Attach a resume listing film-related work and honors, employment history and volunteer experiences
  3. Primary major
  4. GPA in your primary major
  5. Expected Graduation Date
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