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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
Rising juniors and seniors at NRF University Member Schools are invited to apply by April 16. Top award: $25,000
 
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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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
 
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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
 
Danielle Kirgan
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
 
Katherine Cullen
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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Columbia College Chicago senior named 2021 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholar
 
Amaiya Sims
The top recipient of the 2021 Next Generation Scholarship is Amaiya Sims
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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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The Small Business Spotlight initiative will support 100 entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds in 2021.