The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is doubling down on its sneaker push this year as it unveils a new scholarship.
The new funding, called the Wish Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship, will be awarded to three students pursuing a minor in the newly launched sneaker design program at the college. The first recipients will be for the 2022-2023 academic year.
According to SCAD, the new grant is funded by the Wish Foundation and entrepreneur and philanthropist Lauren Amos, board chair of the foundation and founder of Atlanta specialty retailer Wish.
This new scholarship follows the April launch of the school’s first sneaker design minor. Based on student interest and alumni success in the industry, SCAD said the minor is designed to further enhance professional credentials and propel graduates to the top of the growing, lucrative field.
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Offered within the School of Fashion, the new sneaker design minor is available to students at both SCAD Savannah and Atlanta locations and includes new courses “specifically created to amplify new and sustainable design and manufacturing practices,” the school said.