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$20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Application Due 12/17

November 18, 2021

Submit your Foot Locker Scholar Athletes application by December 17th. Foot Locker will be awarding $20,000 each to 20 student athletes, not just because you scored the game-winning point but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community. Before you begin your application, review the selection criteria and frequently asked questions here.


The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Whether you’re the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you’ve taken the skills you’ve cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.


• Be entering college in the Fall of 2022 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree
• Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win)

How to Apply:

Complete the application using the Going Merry platform (see link above). Note that the application includes one non-family letter recommendation as well as an essay in response to the following prompt:

Sports teach important lessons in leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. How have you embodied these qualities in school, on your team and in your community? This could include: your volunteer experiences, any leadership roles at your school or youth groups, and any other projects you think we should really know!

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