5th Edition

The Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship

First prize valued at $ 17,500

2019 Winners are in!

Arsutoria and FFaNY are pleased to announce, for the fifth year in a row, the opportunity for one candidate to attend a 12-week shoe making and prototyping course in Milan (Italy), at the prestigious Arsutoria School.


1st Place

Sean Stockton - F.I.T.

12-week shoe making and prototyping course

accommodation in Arsutoria Campus

round-trip air fare

1-year access to e-Learning program


2nd Place

India Cohen - S.C.A.D.

5-day shoe workshop in New York City

1-year access to e-Learning program


3rd Place

Griffin Hunt - S.C.A.D.

5-day shoe workshop in New York City

1-year access to e-Learning program

What you'll get

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.

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.

Deadline to submit your application is
February 15th, 2019

The training program will run from August 27th to November 15th, 2019.
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 fifth 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

Dan Friedman

President global sourcing & supply chain, Caleres

Keith Brown

Creative Director, Schwartz and Benjamin

Tsering Namgyal

President of Chinese Laundry Group

Sofia Haberman

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


Watch the Den Ly 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, contact school@arsutoria.com

Download our brochure