John’s Crazy Socks is sponsoring a $3,000 scholarship for those on the autism spectrum to use at a college or trade school.
John Cronin, a young man with Down Syndrome who founded John’s Crazy Socks with his father, said, “We want this scholarship to show the world what people with autism can do and we want to help people make their dreams come true.”
As part of its Giving Back Program and its mission to show what people can do when given a chance, John’s Crazy Socks is sponsoring an Autism Can Do Scholarship. This program will present a $3,000 scholarship to a person on the autism spectrum in the United States to use at a college or trade school.
John’s Crazy Socks works every day to show what is possible when you give someone a chance. Many of the company’s workers are on the autism spectrum.
The company said it is inspired by Matt Carvajal, one of its Sock Wranglers. Hehas Asperger’s, a form of autism, and but that hasn’t gotten in his way of enrolling in college. He has started his studies at Farmingdale State College. Matt says, “Working at John’s Crazy socks has given me the confidence to know I can go to college and do more.”
John’s Crazy Socks Autism Can Do Scholarship will award $3,000 to a person on the Autism spectrum residing in the United States. This person must also be attending or will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school.
To enter the competition for the scholarship, a person must complete a brief application, provide a brief statement and submit a sock design. The company will produce that sock and sell it in its store with proceeds going to support future scholarships. Applicants do not need a background in fashion or design to submit a design, only an active imagination.
What do we look for in a sock design?
- Be fun
- Be creative
- Design something you would love to wear