About the Scholarship

Do you work in retail? Are you looking to enhance your retail career?

The deadline for Dream BIG applications was April 8, 2014. The program has closed for 2014. Recipients will be announced by July 31, 2014.

The National Retail Federation is collaborating with University of Phoenix to award 20 full-tuition scholarships to people in the retail industry who want to enhance their career through education. This program is open to any applicant who resides in the U.S. and works full or part time for any retail or restaurant company, and meets additional eligibility criteria.

A Dream BIG scholarship for University of Phoenix allows you the flexibility to further your education and continue to work and live at home.

Hundreds of retail workers from more than 80 companies across the U.S. applied to Dream BIG in 2013 and scholarships were awarded to 10 very deserving and ambitious recipients. The stories shared by the Dream BIG 2013 applicants showed that retail is more than just a job - it is a fulfilling, challenging career path for those who work hard and want to achieve great things.

Could you be a Dream BIG recipient in 2014?

To apply for Dream BIG, you need to tell us why you love retail, what your retail career aspirations are, and who in your life inspires you. You’ll also need to submit a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well and who also works in the retail industry.

A career in retail offers exciting opportunities. If you love your retail job, apply for a scholarship to take the next BIG step in your career.

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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.