LIM College Student Selected as Semi-Finalist for National Retail Federation Foundation Scholarship

Summer break just got better for LIM College's Danielle Sosalski.

Danielle is one of 25 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country named by the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation as Ray Greenly Scholarship semi-finalists. These semi-finalists are now in the running to be named a finalist and potential recipient of either a $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. The five finalists will be recognized and the top recipient announced in front of thousands of their peers, retail executives and industry leaders at the Shop.org Digital Summit in Philadelphia in October.

The Ray Greenly Scholarship provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in fields most relevant to the rapidly-growing careers in digital retail such as engineering, communications, marketing, business, e-commerce and economics.

“The retail industry is especially unique when it comes to careers in the digital arena, giving passionate individuals the opportunity to make a difference in the future of innovation in ways no other industry can,” said NRF Foundation Executive Director and NRF Senior Vice President Ellen Davis. “These students have a long list of qualities that we think will make them leaders wherever they may end up. We are incredibly excited to recognize their hard work and know we’ll see great things from all of them.”

As part of the application process, each student was required to submit a case study project in addition to two essays on their career aspirations and retail innovations. The case study allowed the students to showcase their ideas on how retailers can improve their omnichannel strategies. Danielle chose Home Depot and submitted a proposal for a “How To” program aimed specifically at women.