Retail Education Scholarship Recipients: 2023

Retail Education - Scholarships

Each year, the Retail Council of Canada hands out dozens of scholarships to students interested in a career in retail or who currently work in retail.

Sixteen post-secondary students from across the country will each receive $1,000 as part of the program.  The scholarships are awarded to students working in retail who are entering or currently enrolled in a retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. RCC is proud to announce this year’s winners for 2023. These students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, dedication to furthering education, and a passion for retail. Congratulations winners!

In addition to the scholarships, recipients will receive an all-access pass, including travel and accommodation, to attend STORE 2023 where they will have the opportunity to meet with some of Canada’s most prominent retail industry professionals.  

Canadian Retail Hall of Fame Scholarship: Roman Baluchynskyy ($3,000)

JRoss Retail Recruiters Scholarship: Samantha Kobitowich ($2,000)

2023 Retail Education Scholarship Recipients

Best Buy CanadaAlazar TessemaEddie Bauer Inc.University of Winnipeg,Bachelor of Arts in Economics
The SourceDylan LewisPetSmart Canada, Inc.University of Fredericton –Executive MBA
Toys R Us CanadaEthan DrohomireckiSporting Life GroupUniversity of CalgaryBachelor of Commerce
LCBOGillian RobertsEclipse Stores Inc.University of OttawaBachelor of Commerce – International Management
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.Grace HickeyAritzia LPToronto Metropolitan UniversityBachelor of Commerce – Business Management
Staples Canada, Inc.Hannah QuanLondon Drugs LimitedUniversity of British ColumbiaBachelor of General Arts
Home Hardware StoresJasmine SalvadorLindt & Sprungli (Canada)Toronto Metropolitan UniversityBachelor of Applied Science – Nutrition and Food
LCBOJoy LinCraftedBlossomUniversity of TorontoBachelor of Commerce
ArdeneKaden BugeraStaples Canada, Inc.University of AlbertaBachelor of Commerce / Marketing
IKEA CanadaKathy NguyenAritzia LPUniversity of British ColumbiaBachelor of Commerce
Canadian Tire CorporationMémona OdohStorageVault Canada Algonquin College Diploma in Business Management & entrepreneurship
TJX CanadaRoman BaluchynskyyStarbucks Coffee CanadaUniversity of AlbertaBachelor of Commerce Cooperative Education
Walmart CanadaRyan MalabananStaples Canada, Inc.Western UniversityBachelor of Social Science
Canadian Tire CorporationSajith KuttikatStaples Canada, Inc.Confederation CollegeEngineering Business and Safety Management Graduate Certificate 
Canadian Tire CorporationSamantha KobitowichStarbucks Coffee CanadaQueen’s University / Católica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsMaster of International Business & International MSC in Management
The Home Depot CanadaZachary StevensonArchor PointQueen’s University.Bachelor of Commerce

RCC wishes these winners well in 2023. The 2024 Retail Education Scholarship program will open in January 2024! Application Deadline: April 1, 2024.