Scholarships

All other scholarship applications for 2019-2020 are now available through FS4U. Please see a list below of available scholarships and the 2018 scholarship recipients.



Bealls Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who holds the upmost integrity in everything they do and exemplifies strong leadership skills.

 

Brooke Garringer

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan to pursue a career in merchandising or product development with an athletics company, to gain experience before eventually starting my own business.


Brand Ferland Advisors Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in a business consulting career after graduation. This unique scholarship includes a three day visit to historic Savannah, GA to receive training and participate in client consulting sessions. It is recommended that students take IDS 3121 Business Case Analysis and Solution Development.

 

Nedgie-Paul

Nedgie Paul

Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Naples, FL
Plans after graduation: My plans after graduation are to go to Graduate School and pursue an MBA.
 

 


Florida Retail Federation Scholarship

Awarded to students in the Retail Entrepreneurship Department showing a strong interest in retailing.

 

Nadia-Love

Nadia Love

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Groveland, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation I plan to find a job in product development, showrooming, or global sourcing.

Alyssa-Menendez

Alyssa Menendez

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development; Economics
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Plans after graduation: Starting my career in the business industry while venturing through my entrepreneurial ideas.

 

 

Molly-Wilkerson

Molly Wilkerson

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan to go into apparel buying.

 

 


Frank and Ann Vicino Scholarship

Awarded to students who show perseverance and passion for entrepreneurship.

 

Trevor-Butler

Trevor Butler

Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Plans after graduation: Establish Florida’s first Rage Room.

 

 

 

Hannah-Riley

 Hannah Riley

Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation I plan on working on at an insurance agency to gain industry experience while working toward my goal of opening my own.

 


Innovator Scholarship by Sandy Soto

Given to a student who demonstrates innovation and creativity when it comes to their participation in Florida State University and community activities.

 

Adrianna-Leguizamon

Adriana Leguizamon

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation I plan to move to a big city and work in retail product development. As well, I would love to work with interns through my company to help them find their passion and place in retail.

 


Jim McLaughlin Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student who shows a passion in Retailing and/or Product Development.

 

Danielle-Schweiger

Danielle Schweiger

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Plans after graduation: Travel to new places and discover my passion!

 

 


Kohl’s Scholarship

Awarded to students who are graduating in Retail Entrepreneurship and who are interested in Store Management as a career.

 

Ana-Cortez

Ana Cortez

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation I plan to go to grad school and major in Management, and in the future I would like to own my own boutique.

 

 

Haley-McAleese

Hayley McAleese

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development; Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Plans after graduation: I have accepted an offer with Macy’s to be part of their Executive Development Program (working my way up various management roles) in Houston, TX.

 


Macy’s Incorporated Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to an internship candidate or as financial support for students to participate in the Retail study abroad program.

 

Naomi-Bell

Naomi Bell

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Valrico, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan on pursuing my masters degree in marketing upon graduation. However, I also would enjoy entering the work force, in the area of product development, and pursue my master’s degree online.

 

Mary-Matamoros

Mary Matamoros

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Weston, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation I plan to nail a job as a product developer while pursuing an MBA in business analytics.

 

 

Kayla-Neal

Kayla Neal

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan to be an associate buyer for a profitable clothing company.

 

 


Macy’s Fund for Excellence

Given to students showing promise and involvement in the retail industry and participation in the Retail Entrepreneurship major.

 

Deanne-Goodlunis

Deanne Goodlunis

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development; Humanities
Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation, I plan to move to a big city such as New York or Chicago and hopefully work for a retail company in the merchandising or planning/allocation department.

 

 

Ceclia-Monge

Cecilia Monge

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Miami, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan to work in retail marketing in a sustainable apparel company until I have enough experience to hopefully open my own store one day.

 


Office Depot Fund for Excellence

Awarded to a student with a strong future presence in the retail merchandising industry to use on educational or internship expenses.

 

Melissa-Cancel

Melissa Cancel

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Wellington, FL
Plans after graduation: Unknown! Still actively applying and hoping for the best.

 

 

Jordan-Phelan

 

Jordan Phelan

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Plans after graduation: I am planning to go to law school after graduation.

 


The Retail Center Scholarship

Special recognition of outstanding leaders in Retail Entrepreneurship. Supports the functions and activities of the Florida State University Retail Innovation Center.

 

Megan-Harris

Megan Harris

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Plantation, FL
Plans after graduation: I do not have any plans set in stone as I am still a junior at FSU but I am hoping to move to NYC and become a buyer for a retail company.

 


Ronald and Jakie Pepper Scholarship

Awarded to support students majoring in merchandising. Recipients shall demonstrate academic achievement, good character and financial need.

 

Michael-Dickson

Michael Dickson

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan to obtain a position as a buyer with a retail corporate office.

 

 


Stein Mart Scholarship

Given to an undergraduate student that demonstrates academic achievement, good character, and financial need.

 

Emily-Malfitano

Emily Malfitano

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Plans after graduation: I would love to move to New York and work in the corporate fashion industry as a buyer or visual merchandiser. I can’t wait to see where this major will take me!

 


Target Fund for Excellence

Awarded to students in the Retail Entrepreneurship department who show leadership and promise for a strong future in retail.

 

Megan-Lopez

 

Megan Lopez

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development

 

 

 

Rachel-Tavolieri

 

Rachel Tavolieri

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

 

 

 

Madison-Warncke

 

Madison Warncke

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Melbourne, FL

 

 


Thomas M. & Eileen Rhodes Culligan Scholarship:

Awarded to students majoring in Retail Entrepreneurship who demonstrate financial need.

 

Andrea-Cabrera

Andrea Cabrera

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Plans after graduation: Either find a stylist position with the creative team at a fashion company or go to Italy for six months to pursue a Stylist Professional Certificate.

 

Mariel-Emery

 

Mariel Emery

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Leesburg, FL
Plans after graduation: I would like to graduate with a job secured in buying for women’s apparel in a successful and eco-friendly retailer.

 


Tom Gould Scholarship

For students who balance their academic and extra-curricular activities with their full-time or part-time jobs.

 

Lauren-Albanna

Lauren Albanna

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Plans after graduation: I plan to complete a buying internship at the Home Shopping Network in the Spring and then hopefully continue to work as a buyer for them or another company in the fashion or beauty industry!

 

Madison-Avery

Madison Avery

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Plans after graduation: Pursue a career in music.

 

 

 

Jessica-Bachansingh

Jessica Bachansingh

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Plans after graduation: Pursue a career in ethical fashion & sustainability for a company or get involved in consulting for retail companies.

 


Toys “R” Us Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student entering their senior year that demonstrates leadership.

 


Walmart Scholarship

An annual award given to a high academic performing student who is interested in a career in retail.

 

Mariel-Battle

Mariel Battle

Major: Retail Merchandising and Product Development; Marketing
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Plans after graduation: After graduation, I hope to receive a job offer from my internship this upcoming summer. This will help me become a buyer in the fashion industry. I hope to utilize what I have learned from both my majors to further my career .

 


Yonkers Scholarship

Awarded to support an undergraduate student who shows commitment and passion towards retail opportunities’.

 

Alahni-McGahee

Alahni McGahee

Major: Retail Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Sebring, FL
Plans after graduation: I will be staying on with Burlington Stores as an assistant buyer!