Congratulations to the Winners 
of the 2024 Autism Can Do Scholarship

1st Place - $5,000

Lukeson Ashbourne

"The sock design I created represents a message that anyone of any race and disability can reach for the stars (which is also a symbol for their goals).”

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2nd Place - $2,500

Emrys Alfaro Haugen

Olympia, WA

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3rd Place - $1,000

Elyse Miller

Farmington Hills, MI
“You are Pear-fect”

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Autism Can Do Scholarship Winner to be announced on World Autism Awareness Day 4/2/2024

For this Autism Can Do Scholarship,
we want to see your sock design

Are you a high school student who will be graduating this year, or a current college student who will be enrolled for the Fall 2024 semester? 

Please submit a brief statement about yourself and what you will do with the autism scholarship. Then, we want you to design a pair of socks!

You can download a sock template here or you can submit your own design.

Check back for the winner.

Your sock design will be judged on the following elements: 

  • Creativity
  • Fun and ability to spread happiness
  • Appeal to Everyone

Note: Sock designs must be in JPG formats only. No other formats will be considered and photographs and/or licensed images are not permitted. 10mb file size limit.

The winner of the 2024 Autism  Scholarship will receive a $5,000 grant and John’s Crazy Socks will create their original sock design to sell in our online store! The winner will also receive a box of their own designed socks. 

A first runner-up will receive a $2,500 scholarship and a second runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship. All winners must use their scholarships toward their education.

Grants are sponsored by John’s Crazy Socks, the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation, and Rangam.  A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the winning sock will be used to fund the scholarship next year. 


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2023 - Grace Earley

"My sock design was inspired by the mission statement of John's Crazy Socks and the approaching summertime. I wanted to make something fun, bright, and funny that would make people smile."



2022 - Thomas Albero

"I am a member of Quiz Bowl and Mock Trial and both activities let me use my love for facts, history and law."

I Dig History

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2021 - Isabella Blake

"I am a college student, lover of animals, the outdoors, and yoga, a proud autistic woman, and a passionate disability activist and advocate."

Autism Word Search

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2020 - Brandon Cheng

"I based this sock design on Chinese New Year."

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon
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2019 - Garrett Nichols

"The inspiration for this sock design came from a story about Time Traveler, John Titor, and how he traveled back to 1975 to retrieve an IBM 5100 computer."

Computer Circuit Board

Computer circuit board

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