College and University Partnerships
The NRF Foundation’s College and University Partners are the key educators building retail’s emerging leaders. By partnering with the NRF Foundation, schools have access to developments and research in the industry and prominent connections with the NRF Foundation’s Employer Partners.
See a list of our College and University Partners here.
Partnership highlights include:
The NRF Foundation administers the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund, which distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to high-achieving students across the country. Only students at NRF Foundation Partner schools are eligible to receive this Scholarship.
Find out more about the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund.
One free educator pass to Shop.org's Annual Summit
Shop.org's Annual Summit, September 30 - October 2, 2013 in Chicago, brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest and most innovative leaders in digital retail for world class educational sessions, exclusive networking opportunities and dedicated access to some of the top retail CEOs in the country. College and University Partners will receive one FREE Educator pass to the Show, a $400 value.
Discounted student registration at Shop.org's Annual Summit
The discounted student rate of $300 is ONLY available to NRF Student Association members. Students from other schools (who are not NRF Foundation partners) must pay the full delegate attendance fee to attend.
Along with dozens of other schools from across the country, the NRF Foundation’s College and University Partners can offer an unlimited number of students membership to the NRF Student Association. The NRFSA is recognized by top retailers as the source for tomorrow’s retail leaders.
Standing out among the crowd
Partners’ website, program description, and logo are all featured on the NRF Foundation website. Also, the NRF Foundation uses its communication outlets to promote partner schools, enhancing your visibility to retailers and prospective students, potentially increasing the quantity and quality of student applicant pools.
To become a NRF Foundation College and University Partner, please contact our Coordinator of Student Programs, at 202-495-7223.