2013 NRF Dream Big Scholarships at University of Phoenix in USA

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University of Phoenix in collaboration with the NRF Foundation offer scholarship program to current retail employees who have “big dreams” in continuing their retail career. The students of USA can apply for this scholarship. Ten (10) full-tuition Scholarships are offered. Each scholarship is to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix.The application deadline is April 9, 2013.. University of Phoenix is pleased to collaborate with the NRF Foundation to offer a scholarship program. The NRF Foundation promotes retailing as an attractive career path while developing and cultivating the next generation of retail leaders through partnerships with universities, professional certification programs and workforce training. The NRF Foundation is a nonprofit, Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that is an affiliate of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters.Through this scholarship program, ten (10) full-tuition Undergraduate or Masters Scholarships will be offered to current retail employees who have “big dreams” in continuing their retail career in any number of disciplines  including, but not limited to, business, finance, criminal justice, technology, management and marketing. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online.. This scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate or master’s degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are in continuing the retail career in any number of disciplines  including, but not limited to, business, finance, criminal justice, technology, management and marketing.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants who reside in the United States must meet one of the following requirements: be a legal resident of the United States; have been granted permanent residency; have a valid visa that does not prohibit educational studies; have been granted temporary protected status along with approved Notice of Action issued by Citizen Immigration Services and verified through CIS Form g
· 845; or have been granted asylum along with the approved Notice of Action issued by the Citizen Immigration Services.
· Applicants must be currently employed in any role within the retail industry, defined as at a business that sells a product directly to consumers.
· Applicants must not have been convicted of a federal crime in the past ten (10) years and agree to a background check conducted by NRF Foundation if selected as one of the top thirty
· five finalists.
· Applicants, once enrolled, must not receive a total of 100% tuition reimbursement from any source(s) including but not limited to: corporate reimbursement, other scholarships and/or private grants with the exception of Veteran’s Administration GI benefits or Veteran’s Administration Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits and Title IV financial aid funding.
· Applicants must not be currently enrolled nor in the process of enrolling at any University of Phoenix campus or in any online program at any time prior to the scholarship award date. Applicants who enroll after submitting an application or before the scholarship award date are not eligible to be a recipient of this scholarship.
· Applicants must meet all admissions requirements of University of Phoenix.
· Applicants must not be an employee or family member (spouse, dependent child or domestic partner) of an employee of Apollo Group, Inc., University of Phoenix, Western International University, Institute for Professional Development or any other subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. Further, applicants who are National Retail Federation or NRF Foundation employees or their immediate family members are ineligible to apply for the scholarship.
· Applicants must agree to be a national spokesperson for the advancement of retail careers, if selected, for the term of the scholarship. This includes, but is not limited to, being highlighted in special communications, e.g. newsletters, media campaigns, and research studies. There are no fees associated with being the spokesperson and there is no additional compensation to the scholarship recipients. Applicants must be eligible to agree and must agree to the Apollo Group, Inc., Consent and Release form.
· Applicants must submit a complete, signed application, together with all supporting documentation by the deadline date listed under the Selection Process section. The completion of the application form does not create an obligation to award a scholarship to applicant.
· Applicants must submit completed essays as described in the Essay section. High importance will be placed on the applicant’s desire to advance in their education, with an emphasis on furthering their careers, and their impact in the community in which they reside.
Benefits of the scholarship: Ten (10) full-tuition scholarships will be offered.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Ten (10) full-tuition Scholarships are offered.

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