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Loss Prevention Professionals Awarded Dream BIG Scholarships

The National Retail Federation in collaboration with the University of Phoenix® have awarded 20 retail employees with full-tuition scholarships to complete a degree program at any University of Phoenix campus or online program related to retail. Recipients demonstrate the variety of career options available in the retail industry.

This year’s recipients include three loss prevention professionals:

Julie Brandenburg Horn

Julie Brandenburg-Horn

- Digital Partner -

Loss Prevention POS Analyst

The Kroger Company


Tim Hall

LP Solutions

Tim Hall

Zone Asset Protection Manager



- Digital Partner -

James Ostag

James Ostag

Supply Chain Asset Protection Manager

Macy’s Inc.


Congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship winners!

Dream BIG was created to provide retail workers with the opportunity to advance their retail career with a full-tuition scholarship, and to highlight the rewarding and diverse career opportunities that are available within the retail industry. Designed for employees who want to enhance their retail career through higher education, this could mean undertaking a retail-related undergraduate program such as business, finance, security and management, or even a master’s degree program with University of Phoenix. The flexibility of the program means recipients can continue to work as they pursue their degree, and is open to any applicant who resides in the U.S and works full-time or part-time for a retail or restaurant company, and meets additional eligibility criteria.

Hundreds of retail workers from companies across the United States apply to Dream BIG each year. The stories shared by applicants show that retail is more than just a job; it’s a fulfilling, challenging career path for those who work hard and want to achieve great things.

To apply for Dream BIG, you will need to submit three short essays, a current resume and a letter of recommendation per the application instructions. The three essays will include:

Essay 1: Dreaming BIG for my Retail Career

Essay 2: Why I Love Retail

Essay 3: My Biggest Inspiration

The scholarship program is open to applicants who reside in the U.S., meet eligibility criteria, and work full-time or part-time in the retail or restaurant industry, defined as a business that sells a product directly to consumers. For the complete list of Eligibility Requirements click here.

A career in retail offers exciting opportunities. If you love your retail job, apply for a scholarship to take the next BIG step in your career.

To learn more about the Dream BIG scholarship opportunity, click here.




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