September 11, 1998

Footaction Rewarding Student-Athletes With $100,000 in College Scholarships

For the ninth consecutive year, mall-based athletic speciality retailer Footaction USA is offering $100,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors. This year, Footaction will award 84 scholarships, including one at $10,000, one at $5,000, two at $2,500, and 80 at $1,000. The deadline for applications is January 15, 1999.

Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, class rank and standardized test scores, and level of sports participation.

"We want to emphasize the importance of academic achievement for young people while encouraging participation in sports and fitness activities," said Footaction President Ralph Parks.

For more information or to request an application, call the tool-free hotline at 800-521-2123 or visit the Footaction website at:

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