Retail Education Scholarship Recipients: 2024

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Each year, the Retail Council of Canada celebrates the future retail leaders of our country and hands out dozens of scholarships to further their interest!

RCC is proud to announce this year’s winners for 2024. These students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, dedication to furthering education, and a passion for retail. Congratulations winners!

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 and who are entering or currently enrolled in a retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

In addition to the scholarships, recipients receive an all-access pass, including travel and accommodation, to attend RCC STORE 24 where they will have the opportunity to meet with some of Canada’s most prominent retail industry professionals.  

Canadian Retail Hall of Fame Scholarship: Hafiz Umair Islam ($3,000)

JRoss Retail Recruiters Scholarship: Ethan Drohomirecki ($2,000)

John C. Williams Scholarship: Glancy Macwan ($2,000)

Please note that this year we have an additional scholarship being awarded similar to JRoss’s award. To celebrate their 50 years, John C. Williams Group is offering a $2000 award.

2024 Retail Education Scholarship Recipients

CostcoOwen MonychSportChekUniversity of OttawaInternational Management
LCBOMia WongGolf TownUniversity of TorontoCommerce
LCBOHannah HodakBattistelli’s independentUniversity of OttawaCommerce
Canadian TireSophia MarcollaRootsQueen’s UniversityCommerce
Canadian TireJoy LinCrafted Blooms (Her own online retail shop)University of TorontoCommerce
Canadian TireTristn ClarkeMcDonald’sUniversity of CalgaryCommerce
StaplesCaleb DunnIKEA CanadaSimon Fraser UniversityBusiness Administration
ArdeneVienna SutherlandToys R UsSouthern Alberta Institute of TechnologyBusiness Administration
IKEA CanadaEllie HarpsterDana ShorttUniversity of WaterlooArts and Business
TJXHafiz Umair IslamMister Safety ShoesSeneca CollegeGraduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management – Global
BellGlancy MacwanCoachSeneca PolytechnicFashion Business
Best BuyCyrus BharuchaToys R UsWilfred LaurierBusiness Administration
Home HardwareJoseph Ryan LopezIKEA CanadaVancouver Community CollegeBusiness and Project Management
WalmartKennedy ScholtenCostcoMacEwan UniversityCommerce
Toys R UsAdyline HammondFernwood Farms and Winners/HomesenseUniversity of GuelphCommerce/Marketing
Home Depot Ethan DrohomireckiSporting LifeUniversity of CalgaryCommerce

RCC wishes these winners well as they continue their careers in retail. The 2025 Retail Education Scholarship program will open in January 2025! Application Deadline: April 1, 2025. Find out more.