Pensole and PDC partner to provide scholarships for Portland students

PDC is partnering with Pensole Footwear Design Academy to offer scholarships for the upcoming BMe Soleciety design master class.

The BMe SOLCIETY master class will take place from August 3 – 28 in Portland, Oregon. Eighteen aspiring footwear leaders will be selected and assigned to six teams of three students, representing three footwear professions – business by design, footwear design, and material design – which represents a similar corporate structure found in today’s largest footwear companies. Students will take a product from concept to completion while developing skills in the areas of leadership and professionalism.

The class targets future leaders of color and although students will be drawn from across the country, the PDC will be providing scholarships for students from the Portland region. The scholarships will cover accommodations, travel to the Platform show in Vegas, and studio materials.

Students in design, fashion and business fields are encouraged to apply.