The Cordwainers provide scholarships, bursaries and prizes to students of footwear and leather goods at the London College of Fashion (part of the University of the Arts), the University of Northampton, Capel Manor College, Enfield, and De Montfort University.
The Cordwainers’ BA Footwear Scholarship is a prestigious prize awarded each year to a talented student at the London College of Fashion to fund their final project. This prize was worth over £3,000 last year.
At the University of Northampton, the Cordwainers offer scholarships to the top three Footwear Fashion students in all three years. Similarly, the Cordwainers give prizes to leatherwork students at Capel Manor College in Enfield.
A new link was forged in 2008 with the footwear department at De Montfort University, further demonstrating the Cordwainers’ commitment to this sector. For a full list of scholarships and bursaries in 2015 please visit the Awards section.
To celebrate the first Cordwainer Footwear Student of the Year Award in 2014, a significant prize for a footwear student, the Company commissioned a film by the acclaimed Short Film Company.
It’s a short, snappy look at the footwear awards, which encapsulates the spirit of the occasion, the joy of the winners and shows a little of the Cordwainer traditions at our Ladies’ Dinner. It showcases the Company’s passionate support for the emerging footwear designers of tomorrow and our commitment to the British shoe industry.