Ray Greenly was Vice President of Research and Member Services for Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, before losing a year-long fight with cancer in the fall of 2005. The Ray Greenly Scholarship provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in fields most relevant to digital retail such as engineering, computer science, marketing, business, e-commerce and economics.
The Ray Greenly Scholarship Fund awards students across the country who have the creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and forward-thinking to create new ways to connect retail customers to brands and products. Recipients are ambitious, curious, adaptable and have the potential to impact the future of digital retail.
"Being a Ray Greenly Scholar validates my voice as a designer and entrepreneur as I transition from academia to industry, knowing that I have the skillset to make a difference in the retail industry."
- Eric Beaudette, Cornell University
"On top of serving the community, serving people in their everyday lives using technology can make a world of difference. There are always better and more innovative ways to use technology, and the Ray Greenly Scholarship gave me an outlet to do just that and find those alternatives."
- Jack Griffin, University of Michigan