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The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) is proud to offer employees of its member companies the opportunity to apply to win a $2,500 scholarship. Funded by the Association’s charitable foundation, the Retail Consumer Alliance (RCA), twelve scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors and college students.

  • Scholarship winners will be selected by an independent panel of educators.
  • All applicants will be notified via e-mail in June.
  • Winners must be enrolled in college full-time for the 2021 fall semester.
  • Scholarship awards will be mailed directly to the student and made payable to the college.

(Winner is responsible for delivering the check to the appropriate office within the college.)

Please contact John McNair if you have any questions johnm@ncrma.org / (919) 832-0811.

  • High School Seniors enrolling for the 2021 fall semester who are a spouse or dependent of a permanent, full-time employee of an NCRMA retail member company. Employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/21.
  • Any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of an NCRMA retail member company for at least six months as of 1/1/21.
  • The retail industry employee, whether a parent, spouse, or student, must be employed with an NCRMA member company located in North Carolina at the time the winners are selected. Qualified scholarship recipients may attend a college located in any state.
  • Two 2021 scholarships have been designated for a student who is currently attending a majority-minority high school or will be attending a Historically Black College or University in the fall. If either of those apply to you, please be sure to indicate it in the “College Information” and/or “High School Information” section.
  • Previous winners are eligible to reapply.

Completed application and official transcript must be postmarked by March 29, 2021.
If you need an application mailed call (919) 832-0811. RCA Foundation Attn: Retail Scholarship PO Box 1030 Raleigh, NC 27602

High School Application 

  • College undergraduates enrolling for the 2021 fall semester who are a spouse or dependent of a permanent,
    full-time employee of an NCRMA retail member company. Employee must be employed for at least one year as of 1/1/21.
  • Any student who at a minimum is a part-time employee of an NCRMA retail member company for at least six
    months as of 1/1/21.
  • The retail industry employee, whether a parent, spouse, or student, must be employed with an NCRMA member
    company located in North Carolina at the time the winners are selected. Qualified scholarship recipients may
    attend a college located in any state.
  • Two 2021 scholarships have been designated for students who will be attending an HBCU in the fall. Please
    indicate if you will be attending a Historically Black College or University in the “College Information” section.
  • Previous winners are eligible to reapply.

Completed application and official transcript must be postmarked by March 29, 2021.
If you need an application mailed call (919) 832-0811. RCA Foundation Attn: Retail Scholarship PO Box 1030 Raleigh, NC 27602

College Application

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