Foot Locker Scholar Athletes | FAQ
I think I’m a great candidate, what should I do?
What can the scholarship money be used for?
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes scholarship can go to any accredited four-year college for an undergraduate degree.
When does the application close?
The application closes on December 19th, 2013 at 5:00pm EST for all candidates (even if you live in Central, Mountain, or Pacific Coast time zones).
I have a couple students/mentees/team players that I want to nominate. How do I do this? Can I nominate more than one?
Great! We’d love for you to nominate anyone you think is qualified—after all, you know their heart better than we do. If you know someone who deserves this scholarship, nominate them here. Interested in nominating more than one person? No problem – there’s no limit on the number you can nominate.
What is the minimum GPA?
You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program. Additionally, you must be college bound to an accredited four-year college anticipated in Fall 2014.
What are the essay questions?
For this scholarship, you will be required to answer the two essay questions below.
1. Sports teach important lessons in leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. How have you embodied these qualities 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!) Suggested length of 300-500 words.
2. Sports also give you the courage and strength to tackle any obstacle. Describe a challenge you’ve faced and what you’ve done to overcome it. Suggested length of 200-350 words.
How many recommenders do I need to have?
One non-family is REQUIRED in order to complete your application. This person should be a teacher, coach, administrator, or mentor who is able to attest to how you have demonstrated great character and leadership on and off the field. You will have the opportunity to submit one additional recommendation, but it is entirely optional.
Who should I approach for a strong recommendation?
The strongest recommenders are people who are well informed about your social action projects and educational goals. This should be someone who knows you well, but more importantly can attest to the actions you have taken to improve your community, your team, or your school. Please ask your recommender to speak about their experience with you and their thoughts about your work, your impact, and your collaboration with the community, if possible. They should be as specific as possible. We suggest that you send your recommender the judging criteria.
Help! I’m getting an error or "Access Denied" message when I try to apply. What should I do?
If you are having trouble viewing the application it is most likely because you have not verified your email address. When you created a log in for DoSomething.org you were sent an email. In that email there is a link to verify your email address. Check your junk mail. If you can't find the email or are still having trouble please submit a help ticket with our tech department. We’ll get back to you pronto!
How do I go back and edit my application?
You can edit your application by going to your application homepage and clicking “Edit” next to application status. You must first be logged in to view the page!
What happens if my computer crashes while I am working on the application?
Yikes! Computer crashes happen to everyone. To protect your application from being lost, make sure to FIRST write your essays in Word and then copy/paste them into the online application. Also, as you work on your application, periodically hit "Submit" to save your changes. We have no ability to access your application if your computer crashes before you hit submit, so please help us help you by making sure you have back-up copies of your essays.
I’m having some technical difficulties trying to submit my application, who should I contact?
Email Greg at email@example.com - He's happy to help.
Ok, I submitted. What now?
Take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back, and hold tight. If you qualify for the next round, we’ll be back in touch in January to schedule interviews.
How are we being judged?
You will be judged in three different phases. The first phase a team of expert judges—made up of DoSomething.org staff—will be reviewing candidates to make sure they embody qualities of a good athlete. In the second phase, the Do Something and Foot Locker staff will conduct interviews (via skype) to gain more insight. Lastly, in the third phase, Foot Locker will decide the final 20 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes. For more information about each of the phases, please read through the Judging Criteria.
What is the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.?
The Foot Locker Foundation is the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty athletic retailer that operates approximately 3,495 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Over the years, Foot Locker, Inc. has developed meaningful partnerships and programs to improve and enrich the educational opportunities for children across the country. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels including Footlocker.com, Eastbay, and CCS.com, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel. For more information, visit www.footlocker-inc.com.
What is DoSomething.org?
We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. Join us at www.DoSomething.org.
What is Fastweb?
Fastweb is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as jobs and internships. One out of three college-bound seniors use the site, and more than 50 million* members have benefited from Fastweb’s information and services. Fastweb lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. (*9 million are active users of the site.) For more information, visit www.fastweb.com.
I have more questions, whom should I contact?
We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Greg Thomas at DoSomething.org via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.