The Joseph C. Moore
Footwear Scholarship


Win a 12-week Shoe Making and Prototyping Course
in Milan, Italy at the prestigious Arsutoria School.

Meet the winners:

Edison Tran


Michael Tirado


Briona Moss


How to enter

Arsutoria School and FFANY 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 student's package down here
and read carefully the specifications on what and how to submit his/her works.

the prize

Arsutoria School and FFANY are pleased to announce the 6th 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.

Deadline to submit your application is
march 9th, 2020

The training program will run from August 25th to November 13th, 2020. For detailed information about the training program, visit the course page or read the brochure in the student’s package

The judging committee

For the sixth year in a row, we’re honored to have these outstanding shoe executives among our judges:

Joe Moore

Former president and CEO of FFaNY

Jim Gabriel

President of footwear division, Global Brands

Natelle Baddeley

Senior Vice President Design and
Product Development Strategy, Caleres

Keith Brown

Creative Director, Schwartz and Benjamin

Tsering Namgyal

Shoe Executive Former President of Chinese Laundry Group

Sofia Haberman

Group Vice President, Macy's Footwear

Wendy Sani

Senior Director of international course development, Arsutoria School

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


Watch SEAN STOCKTON'S experience at Arsutoria School

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


If you have any question regarding the scholarship process

contact your school supervisor

If you have questions about the footwear pattern making course

If you have technical difficulties with your application

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