The state of California may be on a slow economic rebound, but financing an education is still out of reach for many. With the help of Human Resource departments throughout the state, aspiring scholars from footwear families on the west coast are learning about Two Ten’s scholarship opportunities – and they’re sending in applications.
“I am extremely appreciative of this scholarship because it will help immensely with the affordability of my school,” said Reimi Akin, a Two Ten scholar attending Pepperdine University in Malibu, California this fall.
Two Ten’s scholarships are offered yearly to eligible footwear employees and their families through the generosity of Two Ten’s donors, have helped make college education and professional development opportunities more affordable for students nationwide since the program’s inception in 1969. In addition to Two Ten’s traditional scholarship offerings, the Footwear Warriors Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to promote vocational and higher education among US military veterans who are employed or returning to work in the footwear industry following a tour of duty.