JOSEPH C. MOORE SCHOLARSHIP

FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry.  In 2015, FFANY and Arsutoria School partnered to create a scholarship program to continue to establish the foundation for expertise in our industry and to foster a new generation of footwear professionals.

The scholarship awards one senior candidate the opportunity to attend a 13-week shoe pattern making and prototyping course at the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Milan, Italy.

The prize covers free tuition valued at $11,700, accommodation at the school residence valued at $5,000, in addition to round trip airfare for a total scholarship value of over $17,500.

Each year, we look forward to helping provide further footwear design education to deserving students and we congratulate all the talented participants and winners.

Learn about Chelsea Fu and how this scholarship program is achieving the goal to develop young talent and position them for promising careers in the footwear industry.  

 

 

“I am thrilled to be a part of this initiative that supports students and honored to be on the judging committee. It’s wonderful that FFANY continues to support the education critical to strengthening and transforming the footwear industry.” – Jim Gabriel, President of the Footwear Division at Global Brands Group and scholarship judge.

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2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry. Toward that end, we announce Sean Stockton as the winner of the 2019 Joseph C. Moore Scholarship to attend the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Italy. A student at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT),  Sean is heading to Milan for 13 weeks where he will learn shoe pattern making and prototyping – an award valued at $17,500! 

Congratulations also to 2nd place winner India Cohen, a student from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and this year’s  3rd place winner Griffin Hunt also ofSavannah College of Art & Design.  They both have won a 5-day ARSUTORIA “Art of Shoemaking” course in NYC and E-learning training, valued at $3,100.

A very special thank you to the renowned judging committee and their generous donation of expertise and time:

  • Keith Brown, Creative Director, Schwartz and Benjamin
  • Dan Friedman, President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain,  Caleres
  • Jim Gabriel, President of Footwear Division,  Global Brands Group
  • Sofia Haberman, Vice President,  Macy’s Footwear
  • Tsering Namgyal, President,  Chinese Laundry Group
  • Wendy Sani, Sr. Director of International Course Development at ARSUTORIA
  • Joseph C. Moore:  Former President,  FFANY

2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry. Toward that end, we announce Sean Stockton as the winner of the 2019 Joseph C. Moore Scholarship to attend the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Italy. A student at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT),  Sean is heading to Milan for 13 weeks where he will learn shoe pattern making and prototyping – an award valued at $17,500! 

Congratulations also to 2nd place winner India Cohen, a student from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and this year’s  3rd place winner Griffin Hunt also ofSavannah College of Art & Design.  They both have won a 5-day ARSUTORIA “Art of Shoemaking” course in NYC and E-learning training, valued at $3,100.

A very special thank you to the renowned judging committee and their generous donation of expertise and time:

  • Keith Brown, Creative Director, Schwartz and Benjamin
  • Dan Friedman, President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain,  Caleres
  • Jim Gabriel, President of Footwear Division,  Global Brands Group
  • Sofia Haberman, Vice President,  Macy’s Footwear
  • Tsering Namgyal, President,  Chinese Laundry Group
  • Wendy Sani, Sr. Director of International Course Development at ARSUTORIA
  • Joseph C. Moore:  Former President,  FFANY

“The Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship is a remarkable way FFANY supports and helps to shape the future members of the footwear industry,” said Keith Brown, President Private Label Brands at Camuto Group. “I am proud to be on the judging committee and look forward to continuing to support this education effort.”

The winners were recognized at the June 5th industry event at Bryant Park Grill.