A note about coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know the COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly. We’re as concerned as you are about keeping our staff and our community safe, and we’re tracking the situation closely with the guidance of public health experts. All RISE Up materials continue to be available online so you can use the RISE Up program remotely with your students.  View our RISE Up Online Delivery – FAQs here and access NRF’s COVID-19 resources here.

Scholarships

The NRF Foundation offers a variety of scholarship programs for college students to enhance their education, experience retail in a new and exciting way and make valuable connections to take the next step in their career. Tailored for the best of the best, our scholarships expose students to a transformative industry and introduce them to industry recruiters and executives, all while earning money toward their tuition and education.

Meet Garrett Ledbetter
Garrett Ledbetter, a Next Generation Scholarship finalist, found a leadership role in retail quickly after graduating. We sat down with him to learn more about his retail career path, how he’s already shaping retail’s next generation of talent and what the industry means to him today.
 
Garrett Ledbetter, General Manager at Old Navy reading something with a colleague
 
2020 Next Generation finalists
 
Next Generation Scholarship
The NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is the pinnacle achievement for students at a NRF University Member school who are currently pursuing retail careers or majors relevant to retail. This opportunity was created for students who have demonstrated leadership skills, previous retail experience, and a passionate interest in making an impact in the retail industry.
 
Student Challenge Competition
The NRF Foundation Student Challenge is back! This business case-competition was created for undergraduate college students with entrepreneurial spirits, sharp business acumen and creative minds pursuing any degree major relevant to retail such as business, finance, entrepreneurship, merchandising and buying, marketing, public relations and communications, graphic design and more.
 
https://studentbigshow.nrf.com/register
 
Ray greenly scholarship finalist on stage
 
Opportunities for Technology & Supply Chain Students
For six years, the NRF Foundation has been recognizing students across the country who have a passion and curiosity for digital commerce, technology, and innovation in the retail space through the Ray Greenly Scholarship Fund. This year, students in technology and supply chain majors were eligible to apply for free travel and stay at the 2020 Student Program in New York City.
 
Rising Stars Scholarship
The Rising Stars Scholarship was created to teach younger students about the variety of career opportunities available in the retail industry, and to encourage them to attend the NRF Foundation Student Program at Retail's BIG Show early in their academic careers.
 
a large group of students at shop.org for the student experience
 

Other opportunities

NRF Student Association
 
students and interns from Macy's
The NRF Student Association provides talented students interested in retail careers unique opportunities.
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NRF Foundation scholarship helps undergrad erase debt
 
Next Generation top recipient 2020 posing at YouTube Space
Texas A & M's LeAnn Percivill was named the top recipient of the 2020 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
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NRF University Membership
 
University Partners
NRF membership provides resources, tools and experiences to support and promote retail education, research and careers.
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