Foot Locker Scholar Athletes (2022)

Attention High School Seniors!

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 have 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.

Applicants will be judged based on whether they...

  • Embody good sportsmanship and strong moral character. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes are trusted and respected members of their schools and communities. They have built strong relationships with and will leave a lasting impact on other students, administrators, and community members.
  • Display academic excellence. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes are intellectually curious, set high academic goals for themselves, and excel in their studies.
  • Are passionate and committed to empowering the community in which they live. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes have made a significant commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • Are confident and enthusiastic about being a leader. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes aren’t reluctant role models. They are confident, honest, and passionate leaders who take on challenges for the greater good.
  • Come from diverse backgrounds. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes have unique life stories, are from different places, have varied academic ambitions, and play a wide range of sports.
  • Are Foot Locker Scholar Athletes material. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes share key attributes:
    • Proactive and highly motivated
    • Inspiring and charismatic
    • Honest and trustworthy
    • Genuine
    • Strong and courageous

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit here.

Phases of the Program

  1. Application - A panel of scholarship experts will review all applications based on the judging criteria.
  2. Semi-finalist Interview - Interviews will be conducted via video in February, 2022 to gain additional insight on the applicants.
  3. Announcement - Foot Locker scholarship committee will select and announce the final 20 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes in April / May 2022.

Important Dates:

  • Applications open on October 27, 2021 at 8:00AM EST
  • Applications close on December 17, 2021 at 11:59PM EST


Founded in 2001, Foot Locker Foundation is the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., which leads the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the globe through a portfolio of brands including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction, Runners Point, and Sidestep. The company operates 3,113 stores in 27 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Since its inception, the Foundation has developed significant partnerships, programs, and initiatives to improve and enrich communities across the country. Our mission is to promote a better world for today’s youth by creating, developing, and supporting innovative educational programs and encouraging health and well-being through physical activity.


TypeCriteriaAre You Eligible?
GPA≥ 3.00
Education LevelHigh School - Class of 2022
MiscellaneousApplicant must not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
Applicant must be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
Applicant must be entering college in the Fall of 2022 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree.
Required DocumentsRecommendation Letter

Award Details Up to $25,000 per recipient for up to 20 recipients Deadline Details Fri, Dec 17th 2021, 11:59 pm EST