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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.

Networking at Retail's BIG Show Student Program

Rising Stars Scholarship

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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.

Each NRF University Member can nominate one student for Retail’s BIG Show and Student Program.

Nominee must be a freshman or sophomore who hasn’t previously attended a NRF Foundation Student Program.

An authorized University Member representative can nominate one student via a short application form. The representative will need to provide relevant information about the student. Please review the application rules for more information.

NRF University Members who nominate an eligible student will receive a travel stipend up to $1,500, made payable to the school, for that student to attend the Student Program at Retail’s BIG Show.

Email scholarships@nrf.com with questions related to the scholarship process.

NRF Student Association

Take advantage of NRF Student Association membership benefits and student programs.