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2020 Next Generation Scholarship Finalists




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75,000 PEOPLE TRAINED

$1.5 MILLION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

100+ RETAILERS ENGAGED

The NRF Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on helping people discover that the retail industry is a great place to start and a great place to grow. We provide the programs and resources for people of all backgrounds to build their career in retail. 

 

The NRF Foundation offers a wide variety of resources, tools and experiences to support and promote retail education, research and careers.

The latest from the NRF Foundation

RISE Up Partner of the Year honorees at NRF Foundation Honors step and repeat
 
NRF Foundation names inaugural RISE Up ‘Partner of the Year’

The award was presented to The Center for the Future of Arizona at the NRF Foundation Honors on Jan. 12, 2020. 

 
Meet The List 2020

Every year, the NRF Foundation recognizes individuals making a true impact on retail on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. 

 
Ann-Marie Campbell in store
 
Students enjoy the NRF Student Program
Making connections, building careers

NRF Foundation Student Program draws 1,100 students from more than 130 universities

 
Next Generation Finalists 2020 at YouTube Space
 
2020 Next Generation Scholarship Finalists

NRF Foundation gives once-in-a-lifetime experience to scholarship finalists.

 
RISE Up credential badges
RISE Up Update

To help your students compete in our ever-changing world, we have updated our curriculum and exams to match the skills required in today's job market.

A student getting her resume reviewed at the resume workshop at student program 2017

Events and programs

We provide unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that reveal first-hand the diverse career possibilities available within the retail industry. 
The Visionary 2020: Michelle Gass

Michelle Gass was appointed CEO of Kohl’s in May 2018. Gass is responsible for Kohl’s overall strategy and operations, overseeing 1,160 Kohl’s stores, Kohls.com, and associates nationwide.

Michelle Gass
 

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