TMFD Merchandising major Anna Keiser wins Ray M. Greenly Scholarship

TMFD Merchandising major Anna Keiser wins Ray M. Greenly Scholarship

30 May 2013    

Washington, May 30, 2013 – More than two dozen college students, including TMFD's Anna Keiser, received great news this month when they learned they were chosen as recipients of $5,000 scholarships from the National Retail Federation Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund. Each student, representing 26 schools around the country, was nominated by educators based on demonstrated academic achievements and the student's strong passion for retail.TMFD faculty nominated Anna Keiser, who previously had been chosen by the faculty to serve as TMFD's first National Retail Federation Foundation student liaison, a role she'll occupy through the 2013 - 2014 academic year.

As part of the application process, recipients submitted essays about their career aspirations, how they would impact their communities as retailers, and the most inspiring retail innovation they have experienced as shoppers. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, recipients also receive a travel grant of up to $2,500 to attend the Annual Summit in September. This year's awards total over $195,000 and are going to 26 university undergraduates from around the US.

“We are so excited to recognize our newest Ray Greenly scholarship recipients, who are true representatives of the future of our industry,” said Ellen Davis, executive director of the NRF Foundation and senior vice president of the National Retail Federation. “The NRF Foundation is thrilled to be able to provide these deserving students with financial support and experiences as they pursue their passion for retail.”

“Retail requires constant change to keep up with consumers, is incredibly innovative, and consistently rewards bold decision makers,” Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSNi, and chair of the NRF Foundation Board of Directors, wrote in a letter to the scholarship recipients. “Our industry has the best jobs in America, and I was thrilled to read through all of the nominees’ personal essays to understand how our industry’s future leaders view careers, community and innovation.”

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