NST Scholarships

National Shoe Travelers Higher Education Scholarships

The National Shoe Travelers (NST) Scholarship Fund for higher education is open to NST members in good standing within the association, who meet the eligibility requirements cited below. This scholarship fund is available to NST members, their children or grandchildren. The NST scholarship awards will be based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character.

Recipients will be awarded up to $5,000 a year and these awards are renewable for up to four years of higher education. A total of up to $20,000 during the course of four years can be earned. The recipient must renew their scholarship each year and the NST member must continue to be in good standing with the National Shoe Travelers.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

If you have further questions about our Scholarship Program, please contact Scholarship America.


Important Dates:
January 7: New & Renewal Scholarship Applications Open
April 1: All Applications Close
July 1: Round 1 Scholarship Winners Notified
July 13: All Applications Notified
Second week of August: Checks mailed out to School

Renewal Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

In addition to our 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 Scholarship America will not be attached, therefore marking the application as incomplete.