Next Generation Diversity Grants Program

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The Next Generation Diversity Grants Program supports minority students in their journey to increase their knowledge in the world of footwear. Ideal candidates must be enrolled in a certificate program focusing on footwear design or footwear studies, with demonstrated interested in continuing their career in the footwear industry.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must a minority, defined as any racial identification other than white
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one year’s employment in the footwear industry
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or be eligible to study in the United States
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a certificate program focusing on footwear design or footwear studies
  • Applicant must be dedicated to a career in the footwear industry

Applications are now open!

Next Generation Diversity Scholarship Application

  • Please enter a number from 18 to 100.
  • Please include the start and end dates of the course. Use format: August 7 - September 20
  • Please enter a number from 2018 to 2022.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 50000.
  • This scholarship is for individuals already working in the footwear industry.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 50.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 50.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 200000.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 10.
  • Please provide thoughtful and thorough responses to the following three essay questions. Answers must be between 250-500 words, and should be reviewed carefully for grammar, spelling and content.