NRF Foundation scholarship will ‘help me launch my career,’ finalist says

Ohio State University finalist shares experience
By Lottie Watts
Published Mar 30, 2022

The top recipient in the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship will be announced at the NRF Foundation Honors on April 13 – and Brooke Williams is one of the undergraduate finalists competing for the top award.

“This is going to help me launch my career with the visibility I have to the industry and different retailers,” the Ohio State University senior says. “The networking I’ve done has been a great learning experience.”

Find out who the business economics major turned to for guidance during the application process in the video below:

The top recipient of the 2022 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship will receive $25,000, while the other four will each get $10,000. The announcement will be made on stage at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City.

This story is part of the NRF Foundation’s interview series with the scholarship finalists. You can view the features with all five finalists – plus hear from their faculty advisors who worked alongside them throughout the competition – here.

The deadline to apply for the 2023 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is May 2. Learn more about the requirements, sign up for an informational call or explore additional scholarship opportunities from the NRF Foundation here.  

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