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NRF Foundation Student Program Scholarships


Realize your dream to join us in New York City with scholarship opportunities to help offset the cost of your trip.

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NRF Foundation Student Challenge


We’re bringing the top three teams in the NRF Foundation Student Challenge to NYC. Get real-world experience with our business competition and compete for the chance to earn your trip to make your pitch to leaders from Kohl’s and attend the 2022 NRF Foundation Student Program. 

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NRF Foundation Rising Stars Scholarship


The NRF Foundation Rising Stars Scholarship helps freshmen and sophomores attend the NRF Foundation Student Program to explore the variety of opportunities in the industry early in their academic careers. Faculty advisors can submit their nominee starting Sept. 13.

NRF Foundation Student Program Future of Retail
NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship


If you're an undergraduate pursuing a technology major (computer science, engineering or data science) or a supply chain major, you may be eligible to receive free travel and hotel accommodations to attend the 2022 NRF Foundation Student Program.

Students at the Student Program
NRF Foundation Student Ambassadors

Each NRF University Member School has a student ambassador that connects the campus to key resources from the NRF Foundation. Check with the advisor at your school to learn about this leadership opportunity – and its $1,000 scholarship. The deadline for the 2022 NRF Foundation Student Program was Aug. 27, but it’s not too early to start thinking about this role for you for next year.

NRF Foundation Honors 2020 Next Generation Scholarship Candidates
NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship

The highest honor that the NRF Foundation can bestow upon a student features a top award of $25,000 and recognition as an emerging leader in retail. Applications for the 2023 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship open early next year.