Rising Stars Scholarship

NRF Accelerate 2022

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 application is now live. Please view the application here.

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 2023 NRF Foundation Student Program, taking place January 12 - 15, 2023 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

2022 - 2023 Timeline

September 12 - Application opens for faculty advisors to submit their university's Rising Star

November 18- Application closes 

Week of Dec. 6 - Travel stipends mailed to universities

January 12 - 15, 2022 - Rising Star attends 2023 NRF Foundation Student Program in NYC

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

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