Applying your skills in the top NRF Foundation scholarship

Indiana University finalist shares experience
By Lottie Watts
Published Mar 16, 2022

Among the undergraduates who have made it to the final round for the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is Sarah May.

“You have to trust yourself and your process,” the Indiana University senior says. “If you believe in yourself, as far as how to apply your creativity and the skills you’re learning every day in your classes, something really amazing can come out of that.”

Hear more of how the apparel merchandising major approached the competition below:

The NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is the highest honor the NRF Foundation awards to undergraduate students. The top recipient – who will receive $25,000 – will be announced on stage at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City on April 13. The four other finalists will each get $10,000.

This story is part of the NRF Foundation’s interview series with the scholarship finalists. Up next: Marcel Smith of LIM College.

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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