Career Assistance & Scholarships

The Pedorthic Foundation supports education and training for students who are seeking pedorthic certification, credentialed pedorthists and retail footwear professionals/employees through its scholarship programs. Education and continuing education help ensure the future of the pedorthic profession and benefit everyone who uses pedorthic services.

Since 1999, the Pedorthic Foundation has been proud to award over $50,000 to 50 qualified candidates, enabling them to become members of the pedorthic and footwear/foot care retailing communities and also assisting with continuing education requirements. An ongoing commitment to the field of pedorthics is one of direct impacts of the Pedorthic Foundation scholarships, along with being an essential aid to the pedorthic student, credentialed Pedorthist and/or pedorthic retail shoe store professionals.

There are several scholarship funds awarded by the Pedorthic Foundation – a General Scholarship supported by the Sidney Pols, C.Ped., and Aristotle Mirones, C.Ped., Scholarship Funds and the Heather Moore Bernard (HMB) Scholarship Fund:

  • Sidney Pols, C.Ped. - general scholarship for an accredited pedorthic course (pre-certification) with a criteria of community service.
  • Aristotle Mirones, C.Ped. - general scholarship for an accredited pedorthic course (pre-certification).
  • Heather Moore Bernard - scholarship for continuing education, conference and seminar fees with a criteria of working in a pedorthic retail shoe store.

Choose your application below:

Heather Moore Bernard Scholarship Application
General Scholarship Application

Please submit your application a minimum of two (2) months prior to your course or program starting to allow for processing. All scholarships are for future classes or programs and will be paid directly to the school or reimbursed to the individual at the successful completion of the course or other educational program. Recipients are selected based on criteria and information provided on the scholarship application submitted. All awards are at the sole discretion of the Pedorthic Foundation and its policies and procedures governing scholarships.

The Pedorthic Foundation is integral part of, advocate for and supporter of the pedorthic community – consider us as you begin, enhance and further your career in pedorthics! Please contact us if you are interested in donating and seeing your contributions at work in the field of pedorthics – help us invest in the future, our future.

The Pedorthic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

About The Pedorthic Foundation

The field of pedorthics (peh-DOR-thiks) began to emerge during the 1950s, as doctors and researchers sought ways to help military veterans and polio patients regain as much mobility as possible.

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