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Two Ten Scholarships

Since 1969, Two Ten Footwear Foundation has awarded over $27 million in college scholarships to footwear industry employees and children of footwear employees. Two Ten scholarships help make college more affordable for footwear families. Scholarships are renewable annually for up to four years. Although other factors are considered, including character and academic record, Two Ten scholarships are needs-based and financial need is the most heavily weighted criterion when applications are reviewed. If you have been employed in the American footwear industry for a minimum of two years or if you are the dependent child of someone who has been employed in the American footwear industry for at least two years, you are eligible to apply for a Two Ten scholarship.


Applications for 2023-2024 academic year scholarships are now closed. However, you are welcome to nominate a potential scholar! They’ll receive instructions for applying when the 2024-2025 application cycle begins.

Higher Education Scholarships

Two Ten offers footwear employees and their families scholarships for two- or four-year undergraduate programs. Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships are available to applicants who meet the eligibility requirements (they must have worked in the American footwear industry for at least two years or be the dependent child of someone who has worked in the American footwear industry for at least two years). Awards are made based on demonstrated financial need, academic performance and personal character. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, nursing or vocational/technical school for full or part-time study are welcome to apply. Awards of up to $4,000 annually are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Higher Education Scholarship application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Higher Education scholarship applicants must have a minimum of two years employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years) and be members of the community in good standing
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Applicant must be enrolled or be about to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year institution (a college, university, vocational/technical school, or nursing school)


  • New Applications Open: December 1, 2022
  • Renewal Applications Open: January 4, 2023
  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2023
  • Deadline for Employee Program Verification: April 8, 2023
  • Notification of Selection: June 2023
  • Disbursement of Funds: August 2023
Renewal Scholarship EligibilitY REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the above-noted requirements, applicants must upload a current college transcript and maintain a 2.5 GPA or above.

PLEASE NOTE: All information must be submitted electronically. Any information sent physically to Two Ten or ISTS will not be attached, therefore marking the application as incomplete.

Questions? For more information about this program or questions about your application, visit where Program Support Agents are available to assist you via live chat and email Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST.

If you have questions about a current application or award please email or visit the FAQ page.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities


Do you know someone who might benefit from a Two Ten Scholarship? Nominate them! We’ll send info about the program and application process.


Congratulations 2022-2023 Two Ten Scholars!

We’re proud to recognize our current class of Two Ten Scholars and recent graduates.