Creative visionaries at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) can now apply for an innovative scholarship offering in partnership with a premier Atlanta streetwear and sneaker store. Generously funded by the founder of WISH Atlanta, board chair of WISH Foundation and philanthropist Lauren Amos, the WISH Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship aims to advance a select group of rising undergraduates to succeed in today’s multi-billion-dollar sneaker industry.
The launch of a Sneaker Design minor in the top-ranked School of Fashion this spring came with much anticipation. SCAD alumni have already made a visible impact in the 80-billion-dollar footwear market with leading brands including the likes of Nike, YEEZY, Reebok as well as within their own booming companies. With a roster of sneaker-savvy graduates and plenty of vocal student interest, the first-ever Sneaker Design minor was formed.
SCAD has developed a strong professional curriculum to prepare and propel its aspiring designers to the forefront of footwear. From sketching, concept development and branding to physical and digital prototyping their original designs, students of the Sneaker Design minor are equipped with a unique skill set that is critical to matching the luxury shoe market’s demands.
“So many SCAD Bees are already at the top of the sneaker game, SCAD’s new Sneaker Design program empowers future sneakerheads to leap into their creative careers. It’s a slam dunk,” says president and founder Paula Wallace. Lauren Amos adds, “This opportunity to support students through the Wish Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship will allow (them) to apply their talents to our ever-growing industry.”
Three leading SCAD students pursuing a Sneaker Design minor will be granted the WISH Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.
To learn more about SCAD’s Sneaker Design minor program, visit scad.edu.