News & Events

Two Ten Blog

I’m the first in my family to attend college.

My mother didn’t have the opportunity to attend college. Now with my parents’ support and the help of a Two Ten scholarship, I can pursue my dreams to help people as a public health practitioner.

When I was young, I used to tell my mother how successful I wanted to be in the future. She inspired me. I would tell her that “the good choices I make today will lead me to a better tomorrow.” She has always motivated me, always believed in me.

kaite scholar smI don’t need to drive the most expensive car or eat at a fancy restaurant. What is important to me is to make a difference. My family taught me that. It’s not about what society expects from me, but instead, it’s about what I expect from myself. To do good in the world. I don’t just want to be just another graduate. I want to stand as a role model to my younger brothers and my community.

Receiving the scholarship from Two Ten over the past few years has changed my life. I have the opportunity now to achieve my life-long goals. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible for me and my family. The footwear community is unbelievable.

-Lizbeth Gomez, Two Ten Scholar

Since 1969, Two Ten Footwear Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to 6,353 students. In 2015, Two Ten helped 310 students nationwide meet the rising cost of a college education by awarding $870,000 in scholarships.

Have you recently started college?  Here’s some advice from footwear industry veterans to help you make the most of your freshman year!

One response on “I’m the first in my family to attend college.

  1. Kate

    I’d give this man $5. I normally don’t bilveee in rewarding people for doing what naturally should be the right thing but he did go above and beyond. He should know that if nothing else, I appreciate being able to read a positive story!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *