Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

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Amount
Awarded

$20,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 3

Friday
Awarded By:

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 20 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
  3. Must be a current high school senior entering a four-year accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2019.
  4. Must currently be a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g., intramurals, martial arts, etc.).
  5. Must have maintained an unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher from 9th grade to the first semester of 12th grade.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are currently involved in high school or after-school sports. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program are:

  • Nomination (optional)
  • Application form
  • Essays (2)
  • Recommendation letter (1 req.
  • 1 opt.)
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: embodiment of good sportsmanship and strong moral character; passion and commitment to empowering their communities; confidence and enthusiasm about being a leader; demonstrated academic excellence; diversity; other key attributes, such as being proactive and highly motivated, inspiring and charismatic, honest and trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous. Interviews will be conducted with semi-finalists via Skype in late January. The winners will be announced in April. An applicant cannot be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

Award Amount: The scholarship award is $20,000 and will be distributed in four equal, annual installments. One scholarship winner will be selected to receive the Ken C. Hicks Scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5,000 award (for a total of $25,000).  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 3

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 3

Application and nomination information is available online on the Foot Locker Student Athletes website. Please note: Those who wish to nominate an eligible student-athlete may do so via the appropriate form on the Foot Locker Student Athletes website. There is no limit on the number of students an individual can nominate. Students are not required to be nominated in order to apply. Students must complete the online application form to apply. The student must upload two essays of no more than 500 words each to the online application. The student must also include contact information for a recommender, who should be a teacher, coach, administrator, or mentor who is able to attest to how he/she has demonstrated great character and leadership on and off the field. The student may also include contact information for a second recommender. Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
Contact: Maahika Srinivasan
Address: 112 W. 34th St. New York, New York 10120

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