Next Generation Class of 2014

Finalists for the NRF Foundation's 2014 Next Generation Scholarship proved to judges that they have the skills, insights and interest to be successful in the retail industry. Indiana University’s Carlie Jensen earned a $25,000 scholarship and Kent State University’s Elizabeth Heibertshausen snagged a $15,000 runner-up scholarship. Another three students received $10,000 each. 

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NRF awards $25,000 to 2014 inaugural Next Generation Scholarship recipient.

Finalists

A headshot of Carlie Jenson, the top recipient for Next Generation 2014
Top Recipient
Carlie Jensen
Indiana University
A headshot of Elizabeth Heibertshausen, a runner-up for Next Generation 2014
Runner Up
Elizabeth Heibertshausen
Kent State University
A headshot of Allie Miller, a finalist for Next Generation 2014
Allie Miller
Texas A&M University
A headshot of Elizabeth Poteracki, a finalist for Next Generation 2014
Elizabeth Poteracki
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
A headshot of Melanie Weber, a finalist for Next Generation 2014
Melanie Weber
The University of Arizona

Semi-finalists

A headshot of Abena Arkorful, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Abena Arkorful
Longwood University
A headshot of Katherine Breuning, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Katherine Breuning
Florida State University
A headshot of Kelley Cipriani, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Kelley Cipriani
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
A headshot of Ana Maria Cruz Ospina, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Ana Maria Cruz Ospina
Pennsylvania State University
A headshot of Alexa Escobar, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Alexa Escobar
Fashion Institute of Technology
A headshot of Amanada Garza, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Amanda Garza
University of Houston
A headshot of Qili 'Lily' Jin, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Qili 'Lily' Jin
University of Arkansas
A headshot of Hannah Klein, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Hannah Klein
Ohio University
A headshot of Kaitlyn Leonard, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Kaitlyn Leonard
LIM College
A headshot of Destini Long, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Destini Long
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
A headshot of Morgan March, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Morgan March
East Carolina University
A headshot of Antoinette Marrero, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Antoinette Marrero
Santa Clara University
A headshot of Maxwell Olsen, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Maxwell Olsen
University of Wisconsin - Madison
A headshot of Michelle Ouellette, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Michelle Ouellette
Lasell College
A headshot of Kelly Sartorius, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Kelly Sartorius
University of South Carolina
A headshot of Adriana Solis, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Adriana Solis
University of North Texas
A headshot of Wendy Warbington, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Wendy Warbington
Georgia Southern University
A headshot of Jacob Wilson, a semi-finalist for Next Generation 2014
Jacob Wilson
University of Phoenix