Sarah Kendzior (Retail) Wins National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship


Sarah Kendzior (Retail Merchandising) was announced the winner of the 2015 National Retail Federation Next Generation Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated the passion and purpose lead the field into the future. She competed with finalists from schools around the country, including Philadelphia University and the University of North Texas.


Thumbnail image for finalists.pngKendzior accepted her award at the NRF Foundation’s Inaugural Gala in New York City earlier this month. “Being surrounded by such influential talent in the retail industry was the most exciting part about attending the gala. It’s not every day that you are up on stage receiving an award for $25,000 and giving a speech in front of 700+ company CEO’s, industry executives, and professionals!”


Her advice to her fellow retail merchandising students? Get involved in the classroom and the community. “Building your resume with meaningful experiences is vital to succeeding in retail. Take advantage of as many student groups, internships, and volunteer work as possible to set yourself apart.”