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BOBS from Skechers Paws for a Cause Design Scholarship

Offered by BOBS from Skechers

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 25, 2024
2 awards worth

$10,000

Grade level

College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

November 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you (1) a college student in your first year of a two-year program or your first through third year of a four-year program and (2) do you have a love for animals and an interest in clothing or shoe design? If so, the BOBS from Skechers Paws for a Cause Design Scholarship may be an amazing opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 to two applicants who create and submit the best dog or cat design to be put on shoes. In addition to the monetary reward, the winners will have their designed print produced on BOBS from Skechers shoes sold in the United States in the upcoming year. Further, if a local animal welfare organization of your choice meets the criteria of BOBS from Skechers’ donation partner, they will ensure that a donation is made in your area. If you love dogs, cats, and shoe design, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About BOBS from Skechers

BOBS from Skechers’ charitable collection of shoes, apparel and accessories have improved animals’ lives: over the past eight years, Skechers has contributed more than $10 million to help 1.9 million shelter pets, including saving more than 1.4 million rescued animals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Japan. It all started in 2011, when Skechers launched a movement to support children impacted by natural disasters and poverty—a cause that has helped the company donate more than 16 million new pairs of shoes to kids in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts, Fashion Design

Miscellaneous

Applicants must be 18 or older.

Application information

In order to apply, interested students must submit the below application materials, an original cat or dog design graphic, and a short video or paragraph answering (1) what your rescued/adopted pet has meant to you or its owner or (2) why the BOBS mission resonates with or is important to you.

Essay

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The BOBS from Skechers Paws for a Cause Design Scholarship winner will be announced: December 1, 2023.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact BOBS from Skechers at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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