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$100,000 Skechers Scholarship Program

By Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Posted: April 1st, 2024
$100,000 Skechers Scholarship Program

The Skechers Foundation provides $100,000 in scholarships to support 20 high-achieving high school seniors. This scholarship program comprises  four individual scholarship programs:

Who is eligible to apply for the Skechers Scholarships?

To be eligible for the Skechers Scholarships, students must be high school seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students also must be planning on attending an accredited four- or two-year accredited college/university,technical, or vocational education program. A few of the scholarships have additional eligibility requirements:

SKECHERS Financial Hardship Scholarship

Students must demonstrate financial need.

SKECHERS Promising Leaders Scholarship

Students must have a track record of leadership in their community or school.

SKECHERS Athletic Performance Scholarship

Students must have played a sport in high school and plan on participating in that sport in college.

How do I apply for the Skechers Scholarships?

Students can apply to each of the scholarships directly with their Scholarships360 profile. Each application will include 1-2 essay questions and short answers that students will need to complete.

Each scholarship application will also include an “additional information” section where students can share any circumstances that may have impacted their high school experience. This is optional but gives students the opportunity to share extra information with the scholarship committee. 

How are scholarship winners selected?

The scholarship committee will be considering a variety of criteria, including academic performance, essay responses, and financial need when selecting scholarship recipients. 

Can students apply to multiple Skechers Scholarships?

Yes, assuming a student is eligible, students are able to apply to all four Skechers Scholarships. However, students may only receive one scholarship.

When are Skechers scholarships awarded?

The winners of the Skechers scholarships will be notified on July 1, 2024.

Can international students apply for Skechers scholarships?

Only U.S. Citizens can apply for the Skechers scholarships.

Should I fill out the optional personal statement?

The optional personal statement on the Skechers scholarships is for students to explain extenuating circumstances that may have affected their high school performance. You should fill out this statement if you experienced some kind of hardship that affected your high school performance. Examples of this could include: 

  • Providing childcare for a sibling
  • Working to help support your family
  • Illness in the immediate family
  • Being diagnosed with a learning disability
  • Health problems

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