Source: NRF Foundation
The NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is the highest honor the NRF Foundation awards to undergraduate students – and as the participants will tell you, earning this recognition takes months of effort and determination.
And it’s completely worth it.
Ahead of the announcement at the NRF Foundation Honors on April 13 of the top recipient in the 2022 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship, the five finalists share an inside look at their experience, which included creating a personal brand video, completing a rigorous retail case study and interviewing with industry executives.
Here are few takeaways from the undergraduates (who have each earned a $10,000 tuition scholarship for making it to the final round of the competition):
Sarah May of Indiana University on where to draw inspiration:
It was definitely a lot at first that I had to take in and think about very strategically. Keep yourself up to date. Really research the amazing things that are going on in the retail industry and be creative.