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 Canada||Alazar Tessema||Eddie Bauer Inc.||University of Winnipeg,||Bachelor of Arts in Economics|
|The Source||Dylan Lewis||PetSmart Canada, Inc.||University of Fredericton –||Executive MBA|
|Toys R Us Canada||Ethan Drohomirecki||Sporting Life Group||University of Calgary||Bachelor of Commerce|
|LCBO||Gillian Roberts||Eclipse Stores Inc.||University of Ottawa||Bachelor of Commerce – International Management|
|Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.||Grace Hickey||Aritzia LP||Toronto Metropolitan University||Bachelor of Commerce – Business Management|
|Staples Canada, Inc.||Hannah Quan||London Drugs Limited||University of British Columbia||Bachelor of General Arts|
|Home Hardware Stores||Jasmine Salvador||Lindt & Sprungli (Canada)||Toronto Metropolitan University||Bachelor of Applied Science – Nutrition and Food|
|LCBO||Joy Lin||CraftedBlossom||University of Toronto||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Ardene||Kaden Bugera||Staples Canada, Inc.||University of Alberta||Bachelor of Commerce / Marketing|
|IKEA Canada||Kathy Nguyen||Aritzia LP||University of British Columbia||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Canadian Tire Corporation||Mémona Odoh||StorageVault Canada||Algonquin College||Diploma in Business Management & entrepreneurship|
|TJX Canada||Roman Baluchynskyy||Starbucks Coffee Canada||University of Alberta||Bachelor of Commerce Cooperative Education|
|Walmart Canada||Ryan Malabanan||Staples Canada, Inc.||Western University||Bachelor of Social Science|
|Canadian Tire Corporation||Sajith Kuttikat||Staples Canada, Inc.||Confederation College||Engineering Business and Safety Management Graduate Certificate|
|Canadian Tire Corporation||Samantha Kobitowich||Starbucks Coffee Canada||Queen’s University / Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics||Master of International Business & International MSC in Management|
|The Home Depot Canada||Zachary Stevenson||Archor Point||Queen’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.