$1,000.00 Annual Scholarship Application

It’s free. Apply below. Here’s how to enter:


Scholarship Contest Submission Guidelinesscholarship crest

1)      The winner will be chosen based on creative quality, so the more original and engaging your article, the more likely you will attract the judges appreciation.   “Creative humor writing! It could be about general health issues, proper eating, foot health, ankle appreciation, or podiatry related. Make us laugh and you will make your mark. Write about the best shoes you have ever had or your grandmother’s beautiful toes. Just be interesting or educate us. ”

2)      The subject matter for the online written submission must be 400-1000 words.

3)       The winner will be the finalist with most favorable written evaluation from our panel of judges combined with the actual votes received.  Additional rules apply.


Contest Entry Form
Use the form below to enter the Contest.

Scholarship Details: If The Shoe Fits “Birkenstock Essay Scholarship” 2013 is open to all.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 16 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT
Number of Recipients: One award offered annually.
Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. The scholarship will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited post secondary institution of higher education attended by the recipient. (Once he/she has enrolled in an accredited post secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the sponsor). The scholarship prize recipient must submit proof of enrollment on or before Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Must be 15 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Must be enrolled by 2019 in an accredited secondary or post-secondary institution of higher learning or seminary.

Contest Rules

  • We will begin collecting entries on April 15th, 2014.
  • All entries must be received by 6pm on December 15th, 2014.
  • Your article must be primarily formatted in plain text. Limited HTML is permitted is emphasis of text (such as italics, underline or bolding), lists and hyperlinks.
  • Your ability to follow directions will determine application viability.
  • There is no required major, race, residency or minimum GPA. We want to encourage all minds to grow. If you will apply, we will read.
  • Each entry must be unique. Anything previously unpublished or published elsewhere will be assumed to be plagiarism and disqualify the entry.
  • We reserves the right to reject or edit any entry, for any reason including: black hat techniques, use of profanity, plagiarism, obvious spam, etc.
  • In the event of a judges’ tie, the tie-breaker will be the entry with the most traffic.
  • You agree that your submission has not been published elsewhere and grant Footwear University non-exclusive, ongoing rights to publish and promote the article in any format it chooses, howeverwWe have no current plans to promote any individual scholarship.
  • You agree to allow Footwear University  to use your submission and your name for any promotional purposes related to the scholarship.
  • The final winner will be announced on or around December 20th 2015.
  • Footwear University reserves the right to change or cancel this contest at any time and for any reason.
  • You are responsible for ensuring you can claim the prizes, and understand that we reserve the right to modify the prizes for any non-US resident winner if appropriate.
  • Prizes are not transferable without express permission.We will not pick you up in a
    limousine, but we will mail the check.


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  1. StephenDaedalus says:

    Hi, I am trying to find what the topic for this essay is. Is is open to anything about shoes or am I missing the link to the prompt?

    • The essay is as much about the ability to use critical thinking to solve any problem you may encounter as it is your writing ability. We want to encourage thinking. Read into the essay and respond as you think it is appropriate. Creativity is great.

  2. Hello my name is Cabrel, I’m 17 years old. I go to Clarksburg high school. I want this scholarship money because I’m going to get it to help my parents out. my dad doesn’t have a job and my mom has a part time job. if I get this scholarship its going to help them, so that they wont have to worry about even my college room money. I would be able to pay my classes. I live in Germantown 12106 songbird lane.

    • Hi Cabrel,

      You are a thoughtful daughter, and if we can help you, just let us know. Any questions along the way, please feel free to call 207-482-3778 or email us, and thank you for writing.

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