The brainchild of Evelyn Newman, the first ScholarShop store opened in Clayton on December 3, 1960. Since then we’ve been in the business of making the world smarter, and more stylish. After four moves and one store expansion, in 1994, we settled in our current location at 8211 Clayton Road.

By the year 2000, our sales hit $1,000.000. In 2004, we expanded to a second store at 7930 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves. With two store locations, our 2005 sales reached $2,000,000. In 2010, ScholarShop celebrated 50 years in business; and by 2011, sales had climbed to $3,000,000. In 2014, ScholarShop-Webster Groves celebrated its 10th anniversary.

ScholarShop has provided an important source of funding for The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis for 57 years. However, given significant changes in the fashion and retail industries, in 2016 the Foundation’s board of directors decided to pursue other fundraising strategies and cease retail operations in 2017. Read more.

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps make postsecondary education opportunities a reality for financially challenged students who have the potential to succeed.