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UKIES Innovative Women’s Scholarship

UKIES is proud to announce a $2,000 Innovative Women’s Scholarship.

Entrepreneur and technology pundit Vivek Wadhwa once said, “A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.” At UKIES, we strive to go against the grain of traditional footwear by making shoes that are both comfortable and stylish for women. However, we know that so many women are discouraged from pursuing their dreams of being inventors and innovators in favor of a more “conventional career.”

We want to encourage all innovators who are on their way to college to continue shaking up the world with their brilliant new ideas. Our goal is to help ease the financial burden of college for women innovators so they can continue their mission of seeing the world in new ways and, in turn, making life easier for those around them.


In order to qualify for the UKIES Innovative Women’s Scholarship, certain criteria must be met. The scholarship is open to students who have:

  • Have solved common problems in their lives or the lives of others through innovative methods, and/or
  • Have a mindset and lifestyle centered around innovation.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in an accredited college or university
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and
  • Submit an essay regarding one of the topics below.

Deadline: August 31st 

Essay Questions

In order to be considered for the UKIES Innovative Women’s Scholarship, please submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on ONE of the topics below.

  1. How have you solved a problem in your life or the lives of others around you through innovative means?
  2. Select a real world issue that you feel could be solved by innovation, and describe how you would address and solve the problem.
  3. Discuss a company that you believe, in the past year, has demonstrated innovation with their product/service. How have they bettered the lives of their customers?

How to Apply

To apply for the UKIES Innovative Women’s Scholarship, please email and attach your essay and a copy of your transcript to emma.hurst@ukies.com 


Terms and Conditions:  The UKIES Innovative Women’s Scholarship is open to all students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must currently enrolled at an accredited university and be at least 18 years of age. All funds will be dispersed to scholarship recipient by the end of the following Spring Semester. Scholarship winner is determined solely by our selection committee. All decisions of the selection committee are final. All funds from the scholarship can be used at the winner's discretion, including tuition, books, housing, clothing, etc.

PRIVACY STATEMENT:  We will not sell the information you submit with your scholarship application to any third parties. The information you submit will be used only for determining the scholarship recipient and deleted after the selection period. Scholarship award recipient information may be used for public relations purposes; only with direct written consent by the recipient.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The winner of the UKIES  Innovative Women’s Scholarship will be determined by a selection committee set up by UKIES. Said selection will in no way be influenced by gender, race, national origin, sexual preference or any criteria other than the meeting of the application requirements and our committee’s evaluation of the essay attached with the application.


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Women's Shoe Size Guide

US Size

Euro Size

UK Size



4 34 1/2 2 21 8 1/4
4.5 35 2.5 21.5 8 1/2
5 35 1/2 3 21.5 8 5/8
5.5 36 3.5 22.5 8 3/4
6 37 4 22.5 9
6.5 37 1/2 4.5 23 9 1/8
7 38 5 23.5 9 1/4
7.5 38 1/2 5.5 24 9 1/2
8 39    6 24 9 5/8
8.5 39 1/2 6.5 24.5 9 3/4
9 40    7 25 10
9.5 40 1/2 7.5 25.5 10 1/8
10 41 8 26 10 1/4
10.5 41 1/2 8.5 26.5 10 1/2
11 42 9 26.5 10 5/8
11.5 42 1/2 9.5 27 10 3/4
12 43    10 27.5 11
* U.S. conversions are listed next to a country or region's nearest size equivalent. * Items may not be offered in all sizes. Measurements in Inches and CM refer to foot heel-to-toe length.