National Retail Federation - 

The NRF Student Association provides talented students interested in retail careers with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking opportunities and access to the latest industry news and research. With membership in RSO a membership to the NRFSA is included.


Industry News - 

Members get access to news, research and resources designed for people working in the industry. Sign up for newsletters — including NRF’s Retail Careers SmartBrief — read the latest retail newsdownload research and check out industry statistics.  

Networking opportunities – NRF Student Association members can sign up to be part of our exclusive NRF Student Association LinkedIn group and can attend events with NRF retail members and recruiters.

There is also an opportunity to attend the NRF Big Show in NYC in January. Here is a brief video from last year!


+Next Generation Scholarship

Future retail leader? The Next Generation Scholarship recognizes outstanding students at NRF member schools who are currently pursuing retail careers and have the skills, insights and interest to be successful in the retail industry. A pinnacle achievement for students seeking recognition by the retail community, this scholarship offers an award up to $25,000.

Click here for more information.


+Dream BIG Scholarship

Work in retail? In collaboration with University of Phoenix, NRF offers the Dream BIG Scholarship, which awards 20 current retail workers a full-tuition scholarship to advance their careers through education.

Find out more information by clicking here.


+Ray Greenly Scholarship - 

Passionate about digital? Open to all eligible U.S. college students, the Ray Greenly Scholarship offers scholarships up to $25,000 to students pursuing a degree in fields most relevant to digital retail – such as engineering, computer science, marketing, business and e-commerce – and provides select students with the opportunity to attend the Shop.org Summit.

Learn more here.


+Student Challenge - 

Got ideas? The Student Challenge is a business-case competition that allows students to showcase their creativity, business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to retail executives. Participation in the Student Challenge offers a chance to travel to New York City for Retail’s BIG Show, face-to-face interaction with some of retail’s biggest executives and a scholarship up to $5,000.

Discover more information by clicking here.


NRFSA Opportunities @ IU - 


+NRF Big Show

It is an amazing weekend of networking, speakers, and a huge career fair. This year the trip takes place January 9th-12th and IU is taking a select group of applicants. See the application under the opportunities tab for details.


+Rising Star Scholarship - 

Attention freshmen and sophomores: The Rising Star Scholarship is live too! IU can nominate one student, and if chosen by the NRF, they get $1500 to defray the cost of the trip to the Big Show.