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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

Student winning scholarship

Next Generation Class of 2014

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Finalists for the NRF Foundation's 2014 Next Generation Scholarship proved to judges that they have the skills, insights and interest to be successful in the retail industry. Indiana University’s Carlie Jensen earned a $25,000 scholarship and Kent State University’s Elizabeth Heibertshausen snagged a $15,000 runner-up scholarship. Another three students received $10,000 each. To learn more, check out the press release.

Carlie Jensen

Top recipient

Carlie Jensen
Indiana University

 

Elizabeth Heibertshausen

Runner-up

Elizabeth Heibertshausen
Kent State University

Allie Miller

Finalist

Allie Miller
Texas A&M University

 

Elizabeth Poteracki

Finalist

Elizabeth Poteracki
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Melanie Weber

Finalist

Melanie Weber
The University of Arizona

Abena Arkorful

Semi-finalist

Abena Arkorful
Longwood University  

 

Katherine Breuning

Semi-finalist

Katherine Breuning
Florida State University

Kelley Cipriani

Semi-finalist

Kelley Cipriani
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ana Maria Cruz Ospina

Semi-finalist

Ana Maria Cruz Ospina
Pennsylvania State University 

Alexa Escobar

Semi-finalist

Alexa Escobar
Fashion Institute of Technology 

Amanda Garza

Semi-finalist

Amanda Garza
University of Houston  

 

Qili 'Lily' Jin

Semi-finalist

Qili 'Lily' Jin
University of Arkansas  

 

Hannah Klein

Semi-finalist

Hannah Klein
Ohio University  

Kaitlyn Leonard

Semi-finalist

Kaitlyn Leonard
LIM College  

 

Destini Long

Semi-finalist

Destini Long
University of Tennessee - Knoxville  

Morgan March

Semi-finalist

Morgan March
East Carolina University 

Antoinette Marrero

Semi-finalist

Antoinette Marrero
Santa Clara University 

Maxwell Olsen

Semi-finalist

Maxwell Olsen
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Michelle Ouellette

Semi-finalist

Michelle Ouellette
Lasell College 

Kelly Sartorius

Semi-finalist

Kelly Sartorius
University of South Carolina  

Adriana Solis

Semi-finalist

Adriana Solis
University of North Texas

Wendy Warbington

Semi-finalist

Wendy Warbington
Georgia Southern University

Jacob Wilson

Semi-finalist

Jacob Wilson
University of Phoenix  

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