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Talent Incubator: Scholarships

The ICSC Foundation awards over 100 academic scholarships and one professional development fellowship annually.

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

Scholarships at Select Universities

(University-Affiliated 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. 

View list of university scholarships

Entrepreneurial Development

Roslyn & Elliot Jaffe Retail Entrepreneur Prize

(Open to students in the United States and Canada)

Championing entrepreneurship and innovation in the Marketplaces Industry, this $10,000 cash prize is for an undergraduate or graduate student or team passionate about launching a new retail concept, product, idea or pre-seed stage company (either brick-and-mortar or online).

Professional Development

Mary Lou Fiala Fellowship

Applications will open Fall 2024.

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. This fellowship is open to professional women in the United States and Canada.


Have questions? Please contact

Colleen Merolle

Senior Manager

(646) 728-3461