VII Edition

The Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship

Win a 15-week shoe pattern making and prototyping course (Men, Women, Sneakers)
in Milan, Italy at the prestigious Arsutoria School.

How to enter

Your chance at a career-changing experience

Arsutoria School and FDRA invite participating schools to have their senior year students submit their portfolios and application for consideration of this scholarship. It is an excellent way to give recognition to one of your students and allow him/her the chance to receive advanced training in their field.
We invite every student to download the rulebook down here and read carefully the specifications on what and how to submit his/her works.

The prize

Arsutoria School and FDRA are pleased to announce the 7th edition of the Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship.

The scholarship covers free tuition to attend the world-renown Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping Course at Arsutoria School, and is valued at $11,700 – in addition to accommodation in the Arsutoria School campus valued at $5,000, and a round-trip air fare.

We got you covered


Deadline to submit your applications is May 15th, 2022

The training program will run from August 29th to December 5th, 2022. For detailed information about the training program, visit the course page or read the brochure in the rulebook.

A sampling of our confirmed judges

Joe Moore

Former president and CEO of FFaNY

D’Wayne Edwards

Founder of Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design

Tsering Namgyal

Footwear Sourcing & design, Sustainability & ethical business practices expert

Sarah Flint

Executive Chairman, Creative Director and Founder at Sarah Flint Inc.

Faryl Robin Morse

Founder & CEO of Faryl Robin Footwear


Meet the past editions winners

1st edition

Hideky Sato


2nd edition

Chelsea Fu


3rd edition

Den Ly


Margarita Leano wins The Joe Moore Scholarship 2018

4th edition

Margarita Leano


5th edition

Sean Stockton


6th edition

Edison Tran


About Joe Moore

Joseph C. Moore, honoree of the Arsutoria Footwear Scholarship, recently retired as President and CEO of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and Chairman of Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFCF). Joe has been a distinguished force in the footwear industry, as a business leader and benefactor. He had a meteoric rise in the fashion industry where he has spent his entire career. FFANY and Joe Moore have contributed to an array of industry scholarship programs to encourage students to pursue their careers through the years.

About Arsutoria School

For over 70 years Arsutoria School has been a pioneer in the field of technical training in pattern making and footwear development. Many renown designers and industry professionals have received their fundamentals of technical knowledge from our school. We believe it is important to keep our courses focused on “The Product” and the technical aspect of shoemaking. That’s why we invested in the “ARS SHOE-Lab”, a complete sample room with all the machines of a footwear factory


FDRA is the footwear industry’s business and trade association, is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry.
FFANY is dedicated to the footwear industry in New York and seeks to serve and promote this vibrant, global business in New York City.
FFANY strives to make it easy for the footwear community—retailers, brands, designers, buyers, and sellers—to do business in NYC.

Both FDRA and FFANY actively support the growth and development of the JMS through a wide range of activities.


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