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The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career.  As NRF's nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities.


More than $100,000 in scholarships available for undergraduates

NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
Applications for the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship are closed. Undergraduates can still participate in the NRF Foundation Student Challenge.
NRF Foundation Student Challenge
Get real-world experience with the NRF Foundation Student Challenge. Earn up to $5,000 per team member in the business case competition with Kohl's. Deadline: Sept. 24

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Undergrads to complete Meijer case study for top scholarship
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Semifinalists in the 2022 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship will complete a case study with Meijer
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NRF Foundation continues to make career connections
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Students and educators nationwide joined us for our free spring NRF Foundation All Access programming
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Albertsons Chief Diversity Officer: Commit to diversity and inclusion to be the best
Albertsons Chief Diversity Officer Jonathan Mayes answers “20 Questions”
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Macy’s, Inc. HR exec on how to prepare to go to work
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Macy’s, Inc. Chief Transformation and Human Resources Officer Danielle Kirgan reflects on two decades of experience
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Can you predict consumer behavior? NRF Research shares the clues
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NRF Senior Director of Industry & Consumer Insights Katherine Cullen on consumer behavior
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Retail leaders on the ‘fine print of risks’ and other lessons learned
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Check out four new episodes featuring alumni of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future
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The NRF Foundation training and credentialing program provides the skills to build a career in an industry that's a great place to start and grow. 

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