Lundgren Scholars Program
Creating Pathways to Industry for Outstanding Students
The Lundgren Scholars program is a one-year program to engage and develop students as they pursue a career in the retailing, brand and related industries. These career paths may include traditional routes such as buying/planning, store management, supply chain management and others but also through a perspective of entrepreneurship, technology, e-commerce, information, marketing or more. Lundgren Scholars have the opportunity to access all that the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing (TJLC) can provide, including executive seminars with some of the most prominent thought leaders in the industry, full access to the Global Retailing Ideas Summit, one-on-one professional development coaching, direct access to corporate partners when they visit and more.
In addition, Lundgren Scholars will have the opportunity to work on a year-long special project of their choosing. The core objectives of this project are to delve deeply into a specific area of retailing so as to grow one’s own skill sets; to contribute to the overall knowledge base of the Center, associated students and the industry as a whole; and, to provide valuable support and engagement within the Tucson and Arizona community. Examples could be working with a non-profit in Tucson to enhance the performance of their physical retail space or e-commerce site or connect with a local entrepreneur to support them and learn how they persevere when faced with a challenge.
Each Lundgren Scholar will earn a $5,000 stipend. At least one Scholar position will be reserved for a student in the Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) major while the others will be available to all majors on campus. Students will need to demonstrate, through a competitive application process, their interest and goals in being named a Lundgren Scholar.
The Lundgren Scholars Program is more than just a funding opportunity. It is a year of meaningful experiences for students pursing successful careers in the retail industry upon their graduation from the University of Arizona.