[Ouretail] 2018 Next Generation Scholarship now available!
paulins at ohio.edu
Wed Jun 21 10:46:32 EDT 2017
Greetings OHIO RFPD students -
Thanks so much to Lisa Williams for sending out this NRF scholarship information! This is a "big deal" and many of you meet the eligibility criteria and have strong professional profiles that would position you well for this scholarship.
PLEASE consider this opportunity. I invite any interested students to let the RFPD faculty know of your interest; The Patton College has resources to assist you with a 'personal brand video', your application essay, a professional head shot, etc.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Entry. Each student who fulfills all of the eligibility requirements applies for the Scholarship by having all components of the application-which includes an essay, a personal brand video, two letters of recommendation, transcript, resume, and head shot-completed and submitted.
University Members must have a current membership in NRF at the time when the student submits their application in order for students to submit their application. There is no limit to the number of students who can apply per University Member.
Course of Study. To be eligible, the applicant must be pursuing a major course of study or concentration relevant to retail.
Appearances. Eligible students must be available to attend and participate in: (1) the 2018 NRF Student Program at Retail's BIG Show in New York City, January 12-14, 2018 including the NRF Foundation Gala in New York City on January 14, 2018.
Status. Any student eligible to earn a scholarship must be a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full-time at a University Member school at the time when the scholarship is presented in January 2018. Employees of National Retail Federation and their immediate families and household members are ineligible to enter and earn scholarships.
One-time Scholarship Recipient. Eligible students must not be previous recipients, neither finalists nor semifinalists, of the Next Generation Scholarship or the Ray Greenly Scholarship.
Citizenship. Eligible students must be U.S. Citizens or legal U.S. residents eligible to work in the United States.
Grade Point Average. Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
V. Ann Paulins, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean - Research & Graduate Studies
Professor - Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
102H McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
paulins at ohio.edu<mailto:e-mailname at ohio.edu>
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From: Ouretail [mailto:ouretail-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu] On Behalf Of Williams, Lisa
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:24 AM
To: ouretail at listserv.ohio.edu
Subject: [Ouretail] FW: 2018 Next Generation Scholarship now available!
Please see below for a scholarship opportunity through the National Retail Federation Foundation.
Human and Consumer Sciences
Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development
121B McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 597-3122
Fax: (740) 593-0155
williaL6 at ohio.edu<mailto:williaL6 at ohio.edu>
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
From: Dahl, Jamie
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:24 PM
To: Williams, Lisa <willial6 at ohio.edu<mailto:willial6 at ohio.edu>>; Park-Poaps, Haesun <poaps at ohio.edu<mailto:poaps at ohio.edu>>
Subject: FW: 2018 Next Generation Scholarship now available!
This looks like something we will want to share with all retail students...agreed?
From: Robin Wagher [mailto:wagherr at nrf.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:15 PM
To: Dahl, Jamie <dahlj at ohio.edu<mailto:dahlj at ohio.edu>>
Subject: 2018 Next Generation Scholarship now available!
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The 2018 Next Generation Scholarship application is now available!
This $25,000 scholarship opportunity is the pinnacle achievement for sophomore, junior or senior students at NRF University Member <http://send.nrf.com/link.cfm?r=WWvL3sjcYaQZB1WkVstxgQ~~&pe=cpF3vN3xSvtVSYFyE1ikb6uilIFb3gAQXEUSEgBdkfVqgDt_UYG-rn84ea1z8wjfnKXRHqUdfZpoQTiNkjiv_g~~> schools who are currently pursuing retail careers or majors relevant to retail. Find out if your students have what it takes to be an industry ambassador that will inspire the next generation of retail leaders - like the Class of 2017 in this short video.<http://send.nrf.com/link.cfm?r=WWvL3sjcYaQZB1WkVstxgQ~~&pe=GhG4IBCex5NindzugLpftTW8tnC8kJ-B2L8Ozh_KatQMfrOlSf1lVPArt5yOkHeMf8raymG5c9ASMZSGrgKLhw~~>
Changes have been made to the Next Generation Scholarship process. Here's what you need to know:
Do I need to nominate students or be nominated to apply for the scholarship?
NO. This year, any student attending a University Member school can apply directly for the Next Generation Scholarship. University Member representatives or NRFSA advisors no longer need to nominate their students or submit applications on their students' behalf.
Is there a limit to the number of students from my school who can apply?
NO. This year, there is no limit to the number of students from each University Member school who can apply.
What makes a student eligible to apply for this scholarship?
* Applicants must be pursuing a major course of study or concentration relevant to retail.
* Applicants must be available to attend and participate in the 2018 NRF Student Program at Retail's BIG Show in New York City, January 12-14, 2018, including the NRF Foundation Gala in New York City on January 14, 2018.
* New this year: applicants must have prior or current experience working in a retail job or internship. This could be anything from a cashier or restaurant job to an internship with a major retailer.
How will you determine travel stipends for the 2018 Student Program at Retail's BIG Show?
The top two highest-ranking applicants from each University Member school will receive a travel stipend up to $1,500. From this group, the top 25 applicants with the highest scores will be selected as semi-finalists.
How will you determine the 25 semi-finalists?
A selection committee will determine the top 25 scoring applicants from the first phase of the application based on all submitted elements. These students will advance to the second phase, and receive a travel stipend up to $1,500 to attend the 2018 Student Program at Retail's BIG Show.
What comes next?
Applicants who advance to phase two will be assigned a project requirement and a company interview. More details will be provided to students who advance to the second phase of the scholarship process.
What's the deadline for the scholarship?
The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Scholarship is September 17 at 11:59 P.M. (ET).
Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your students and university recognized and receive funding to attend Retail's BIG Show. The Next Generation Scholarship is open through Sept. 17 - don't forget to share it with your students.
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