Rising Stars Scholarship

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Rising Stars

The Rising Stars Scholarship was created to teach younger students about the variety of career opportunities available in the retail industry, and to encourage them to attend the NRF Foundation Student Program early in their academic careers.

The Rising Stars Scholarship will open for applications on September 13, 2021.

How it works

Each University Member can nominate one student the Rising Stars Scholarship. The nominated student must be a freshman or sophomore who hasn’t previously attended a NRF Foundation Student Program.

How to apply

An authorized University Member representative can nominate one student via a short application form. The representative will need to provide relevant information about the student. Please review the official rules document for more information.

NRF University Members who nominate an eligible student will receive a $1,000 travel stipend, made payable to the school, for that student to attend the 2022 NRF Foundation Student Program, taking place January 13 - 16, 2022 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

2021 - 2022 Timeline

September 13 - Application opens for faculty advisors to submit their university's Rising Star

November 30- Application closes 

Week of Dec. 6 - Travel stipends mailed to universities

January 13 - 16, 2022 - Rising Star attends 2022 NRF Foundation Student Program in NYC

Email scholarships@nrf.com with questions related to the scholarship process.

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