The North American Retail Hardware Association’s Retail Leadership Institute, in conjunction with industry partners and manufacturers, is providing a limited number of scholarships for students applying for the Spring 2018 Class of NRHA’s Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP), which is held in Indianapolis, IN. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet all program eligibility requirements and must complete a program application form, submit a written essay and participate in a phone interview with program administrators to determine applicant's eligibility for admission into the program.
Applicant Attendance Criteria
RMCP student applicants are eligible for consideration for a Retail Leadership Institute RMCP scholarship. Applicants must commit to attending all three visits of the Spring 2018 Class of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program as follows:
Spring 2018 Session Schedule:
- Visit #1: April 10-13, 2018
- Visit #2: June 12-15, 2018
- Visit #3: August 14-17, 2018
Program/Scholarship Application Process
Applying for a Retail Leadership Institute Scholarship is easy.
- Complete/submit both parts of the Retail Management Certification Program application.
a. Part 1 - Student application
b. Part 2 - Sponsor/employer application and space reservation deposit (info below)
- Complete Retail Leadership Institute Scholarship application/essay.
(To apply by email or U.S. mail, please contact Tom Marcum at (317) 440-9782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Complete phone interview with program administrator.
The written scholarship application/essay and phone interview recording and/or transcript will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of NRHA staff, NRHA Board Members, Retail Leadership Institute Advisory Board Members and program administrators who will award the Retail Leadership Institute RMCP Scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be notified they have been selected no later than February 19, 2017.
Scholarship Value and Redemption
Most Retail Leadership Institute RMCP Scholarships are valued at $6,250. They must be fully applied to offset the cost of tuition for the Spring 2018 session of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program. If after being awarded a scholarship it is determined that the recipient can’t attend the Spring 2018 class sessions, the scholarship will be forfeited and another recipient will be selected. Course tuition for the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program is $12,500.
Space Reservation Deposit
All applicants who apply for admission into the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program will be required to submit a $1,500 Space Reservation Deposit that must be submitted with the application. If the applicant is not accepted into the program after completing the application process, the space reservation deposit will be refunded in full. Likewise, if the applicant has applied for a Retail Leadership Institute RMCP Scholarship but is not selected to receive it and chooses not to attend, the space reservation deposit will be refunded in full. Submission of this form and the $1,500 Space Reservation Deposit indicates both the applicant and business owner understand and agree to the time and financial commitments required.