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SKECHERS Foundation Scholarship
Application status: Closed

SKECHERS Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the SKECHERS Foundation Scholarship must:

  • Be high school seniors in good standing with their current high school.
  • Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school or nursing school in the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of their junior year of high school.

Award Information:

  • Applicants may apply for one award only (see list in this tab).
  • SKECHERS Foundation will determine finalists from Scholarship America’s recommendation, as well as determine number of scholarships and amounts to be distributed from the recommended pool of finalists.
  • Awards are one-time only.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of SKECHERS Foundation. Payments are made in one installment on August 1.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial data will be collected and reviewed for one of the scholarship award categories.

Scholarship America will select finalists and SKECHERS Foundation will select recipients from the group of finalists.

All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Finalists will be selected for each of the following awards:

SKECHERS Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student with great need for financial assistance. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an outstanding student with a strong interest in and desire to continue their education in any field of their choosing. The scholarship can help cover the cost of room and board, tuition, books and incidental fees.

SKECHERS Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to academically outstanding students who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/trade school. This scholarship is specifically designed for students with strong academic records who have excelled in all subjects, and are seeking enriched academic opportunities while continuing their education. SKECHERS Academic Excellence Scholars will have a strong history of academic success with a diverse set of interests and skills. A letter of recommendation by a high school principal or counselor is required. Financial need will be considered.

SKECHERS Athletic Performance Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to exemplary leaders and performers on their sports teams, in the classroom, and in their communities. The SKECHERS Athletic Performance Scholarship exists to help phenomenal student athletes pursue their dreams of continuing their education. Playing the sport in college is not required to receive this scholarship. A letter of recommendation by the applicant’s coach is required. Financial need will be considered.

SKECHERS Promising Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has taken on a leadership role within their school, community, club, or sports team. The SKECHERS Promising Leaders Scholarship will be awarded to the student who demonstrates phenomenal skills motivating others and a commitment to bettering the world. A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or mentor of an organization where the leadership position was held is required (i.e. principal, coach, or supervisor). Financial need will be considered.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Applicants applying for one of the following scholarships must submit:
    • SKECHERS Academic Excellence Scholarship: A letter of recommendation by a high school principal or counselor is required.
    • SKECHERS Athletic Performance Scholarship: A letter of recommendation by the applicant’s coach is required.
    • SKECHERS Promising Leaders Scholarship: A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or mentor of an organization where the leadership position was held is required (i.e. principal, coach, or supervisor).

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

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