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NRF Foundation Awards $178,000 in Scholarships to Next Generation of Retail Leaders

Washington, December 3, 2012 – Christmas came early for 24 college students when they learned they were recipients of a $5,000 scholarship through the NRF Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship fund. Each student, nominated by educators at their schools based on their high scholastic achievements and passion for retail, will receive a $5,000 scholarship to cover educational costs and a stipend to attend Retail’s BIG Show in January. As a part of its commitment to foster the next generation of retail leaders, the NRF Foundation is on track to award more than $350,000 in scholarships this school year through its University Partner Program.

“I’m incredibly passionate about the importance of recruiting and retaining the best people and these scholarships demonstrate the National Retail Federation’s commitment to the future of retail talent and leadership,” said Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store and Chairman of the NRF Foundation Board of Directors.

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Congratulations to Talia Watts, Retailing and Consumer Sciences major, Fall 2012 Scholarship Recipient, read more about her at

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