SCAD Launches Wish Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship

SCAD Launches Wish Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship

The Savannah College College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce the Wish Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship generously funded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Lauren Amos, founder of the WISH foundation and Wish Atlanta, the city's premier boutique for streetwear and footwear.

3 talented students pursuing a minor in sneaker design will be awarded the scholarship during the SCAD 2022-23 school year. 

“When we heard the news from SCAD about the creation of the sneaker design minor, we were very eager to be involved,” Amos told Footwear News. “SCAD students are so talented and this opportunity to support students through the Wish Atlanta Sneaker Design Scholarship will allow students to apply their talents to our ever-growing industry!”

The school's first sneaker design minor launched in April and came to fruition based on student interest alumni success in the industry. Designed to further enhance professional credentials and propel graduates to the top of a growing field, this new minor is available to students at both SCAD Savannah and Atlanta locations.

The minor includes five courses designed to develop students’ knowledge and design skills in sketching, rendering, concept development, digital prototyping and branding for luxury and high-performance sneakers. These courses provide SCAD students with access to leading technology resources and ensure students complete the minor with a professional-quality portfolio that includes both physical and digital prototypes of original sneaker designs.

The launch of the new minor coincided with the debut of a sneaker-inspired exhibition at the school’s SCAD Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta. Called “Face Value,” the exhibition, on view through Sept. 11, features more than 30 works from visual artist Gary Lockwood, also known as “Freehand Profit,” who deconstructs sought-after sneakers and reinterprets them into ornate face masks.

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