2013 recipients

Dream BIG recipients 2013

The Dream BIG scholarship program was launched in January 2013 and was open to any individual working part-time or full-time for a retail company. Hundreds of people from more than 80 companies applied, and in June a panel of top retail executives selected the deserving recipients.

In August 2013, the National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix announced the recipients for Dream BIG. Meet the 2013 recipients and read their stories:

Portrait of Stephanie Brovender

Stephanie Brovender

Senior Manager, Talent Resources
New York, NY

Chaz Grunder

Assistant Manager
Stater Bros.
Corona, CA

Dylan Lauzon

Senior Enterprise Risk Analyst
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Hermosa, CA

Jonathon Wolheim

Temecula, CA

Daniel White

Store Manager Visual Sales
The Container Store
Columbus, OH

Erica Gordon-Roberts

Human Resources Coordinator
Kroger Co.
Lithonia, GA

Erika Harrel

Personnel Clerk
Stater Bros.
Riverside, CA

Christine Liberto

New Milford, CT

Ryan Sexauer

District Sales Leader
Sleep Train Inc.
Santa Cruz, CA

Scholarship information

The Dream BIG scholarship program has closed for 2014. If you’d like more information about the program, submit your details, and we’ll email you when new information is available.