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Talent Incubator: Scholarships

The ICSC Foundation awards nearly 100 academic and professional education scholarships and fellowships annually.

The ICSC Foundation Canada currently offers two scholarships and is in the process of developing many more.

Academic Scholarships

We offer academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying retail real estate and/or a related curriculum. These scholarships are offered either directly by the ICSC Foundation or ICSC Foundation Canada or in partnerships with select universities or colleges. Awards are based on varying criteria such as academic merit, financial need and diversity.

In order to give students maximum exposure to the industry, many scholarships also include an ICSC mentor and a complimentary trip to an ICSC conference. Our goal is to provide the recipient with multi-level opportunities for growth.

General Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded directly to students by the ICSC Foundation and ICSC Foundation Canada.

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Scholarships at Select Universities

(Partner Scholarships – United States and Canada)

The ICSC Foundation and ICSC Foundation Canada fund undergraduate and graduate scholarships at select institutions to students studying retail real estate and/or a related curriculum. Applicants apply directly to, and are chosen by, these institutions. These scholarships include complimentary ICSC student membership and the opportunity to have an ICSC mentor. Some also include a complimentary trip to an ICSC conference. 

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Professional Education Scholarships 

The ICSC Foundation and ICSC Foundation Canada offer professional education scholarships to up-and-coming professionals interested in advancing their skills in the industry.

John T. Riordan Professional Education Scholarships 

Applications are closed until further notice.

The John T. Riordan Schools for Retail Real Estate Professionals offers a week of rigorous study where attendees deepen their knowledge of retail property and shopping centers, learn from experts, share ideas and identify successful strategies alongside colleagues from around the world. These scholarships include:

  • Planigrupo Latin American Scholarship, in honor of Milton Cooper and David Henry
  • Patio Chile Latin American Scholarship

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Mary Lou Fiala Fellowship

The Mary Lou Fiala Fellowship is a unique year-long leadership and professional development program to prepare bright and talented young women for senior-level executive positions in the retail and real estate industry.

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Have questions? Please contact

Molly Seidel

Foundation Coordinator

+1 646.728.3483