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NRF Foundation Awards $5,000 Ray M. Greenly Scholarship to LIM College Student


Marisa de la Torre will also receive a travel grant to attend the Shop.org Annual Summit

Marissa De La TorreLIM College student Marisa de la Torre has been chosen as a recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship fund. Marisa was one of 26 students from colleges and universities around the country who were awarded the scholarship based on their academic achievements and strong passion for retail.

The Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of a former Shop.org vice president who lost his battle with cancer in the fall of 2005. As part of the application process, each recipient submitted essays on their career aspirations, how they would impact their community as a retailer, and the most inspiring retail innovation they have experienced as shoppers. After graduating from LIM College, Marisa plans to pursue a career as a Buyer/Planner for a major retail corporation.

Read Melissa's profile on the NRF Foundation's website

"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."

Marisa, who is a member of the LIM College chapter of the NRF Student Association, will also travel to Chicago in September for the Shop.org 2013 Annual Summit, where Ms. Grossman will host a special dinner for scholarship recipients the night before the NRF Foundation's student program.

About the NRF Foundation
The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters.

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