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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
Applications for the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship are closed. Undergraduates can still participate in the NRF Foundation Student Challenge.
 
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: Oct. 10
 

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Nike merchant shares his path to success
 
Evan-Chilsolm
It’s about progress – not perfection, according to Nike Global Big Kids Merchant Evan Chisholm.
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BJ’s Wholesale Club CFO offers advice on reaching top roles
 
Laura-Felice
BJ's Wholesale Club Executive Vice President and CFO Laura Felice answers "20 Questions"
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Grocery brand manager reflects on the transition from college to career
 
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H-E-B Own Brand Manager Grace Dusek shares her insights on how to launch an exciting career in the retail industry
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How to make change – and get it right
 
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One of our most popular lessons is an interactive calculator that teaches you how to make correct change.
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Undergrads to complete Meijer case study for top scholarship
 
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Semifinalists in the 2022 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship will complete a case study with Meijer
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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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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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Making Change

One of our most popular lessons in our retail skills credentials is an interactive calculator that teaches you how to make correct change. We’ve broken this feature out and made it available on its own for anyone to use.