NRF Foundation Bright Futures Scholarship

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The NRF Foundation Bright Futures Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that offers the opportunity for students to attend the 2023 NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City, free of charge. The NRF Foundation Student Program offers students the chance to explore exciting career paths in the retail industry and accelerate their careers. Students will have the opportunity to meet with and learn more about having a career at within the retail industry, including meeting with some of the most exciting brands in the country who are driving innovation. 

The application deadline for this scholarship is Friday, November 18.

If you're an undergraduate college student, in a four-year college program or in a two-year community college program, with an interest in pursuing a career in the retail industry, you may be eligible to receive FREE travel and hotel accommodations to attend the 2023 NRF Foundation Student Program, January 12-15, 2023 in New York City.

By attending this conference, you will have the opportunity to meet with dozens of retail recruiters hiring for both internships and entry-level roles, hear from top leaders and executives in the industry, and explore the most exciting store locations in NYC.

Eligibility: 

  • Enrolled full-time at a fully accredited U.S. college, university or a community college
  • Undergraduate-level: sophomore, junior or senior in a four-year college program, or a first or second year undergraduate student enrolled in a community college
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Legal U.S. citizen or resident over 18 years of age
  • Have not previously attended the Student Program through a scholarship from the NRF Foundation.
  • Must be available to attend the NRF Foundation Student Program, Jan. 12-15, 2023 in NYC.

Review the full eligibility requirements and rules here.

Steps:

  1. If you are selected to attend, the information you submit will be used to secure your travel arrangements. Please provide your personal details as they are written on your travel documents.
  2. You will be contacted directly by the NRF Foundation regarding the status of your application.
  3. Students will be notified by Friday, Dec. 9 if they are selected. If you are selected to attend, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to register. Travel and hotel accommodations will be reserved on your behalf.
  4. Pack your bags!

Apply for the NRF Foundation Bright Futures Scholarship

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Name
Which category best describes you?
Please write out the full name of your university/college (no abbreviations)
Gender
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Year in School
Please enter your current GPA.
Please list an academic reference that we are able to contact regarding your application. This can be a professor or a career center staff member you have worked with.
Please list an academic reference that we are able to contact regarding your application. This can be a professor or a career center staff member you have worked with.
Are you able to attend the NRF Foundation Student Program, Jan. 12 – 15, 2023, in NYC?
If you are selected for this scholarship, all travel expenses will be covered
Have you submitted a FAFSA Form for the 2022-2023 academic year?
Have you submitted a FAFSA Form for the 2022-2023 academic year?
Write a statement explaining the reason you are applying for the Bright Futures Scholarship. Your statement should show a compelling need for this special aid, with an explanation of how receiving this scholarship would impact you if selected, and your interest in the retail industry.
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Please specify the city and airport name you would need to depart from to travel to NYC. If you are within 100 miles of NYC, please list the city and train/bus station you would need to depart from.
 
Please specify the city and airport name you would need to return to after the conference ends. If you are within 100 miles of NYC, please list the city and train/bus station you would need to return to.
 

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