University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business


The Center for Retailing Excellence will begin accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year on May 1, 2017. (The deadline to apply is May 30, 2017.) 

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for scholarships, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be an active member of Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE), or Enactus


Vendors FORE Education Scholarship

The golf tournament which supports this scholarship was organized and executed by Russ Heithoff, Strategic Retail Solutions and Erik Wolff, E-Wolff Sales Solutions. This event is supported by members of the supplier community who have a great concern in helping students who potentially may be future employees. For this reason, they made the decision to donate the proceeds each year to the Vendors FORE Education scholarship fund. We are grateful to these gentlemen and the vendors who participate in this event for their support and interest in our students.

Ron Tepner Bridgestone/Firestone Scholarship

Ron TepnerBridgestone/Firestone was the first executive board member for the Center and continues to be an incredible partner. This scholarship is an annual contribution and is an example Firestone's dedication and commitment to the University of Arkansas and the future of the retail industry through education. Bridgestone/Firestone continues to influence the retailing industry through its support of higher education as a mechanism to shape businesses of tomorrow.

The Robert F. Connolly Endowed Scholarship in Retailing

The Robert F. Connolly Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student with a focus in retailing. For his years of service to the Center for Retailing Excellence and his dedication to the education of students at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the Robert F. Connolly Endowed Scholarship in Retailing was created by friends and industry associates to honor Bob Connolly. His willingness to share his knowledge and experience will be perpetuated through the support this scholarship provides to students throughout the future.

Study Abroad Program

The study abroad program provides an opportunity for students to obtain an international perspective in their business education. Through study abroad, students take a better understanding of global business and culture into their profession. It is through the support of our executive board that the Center for Retailing Excellence is able to provide funding for this program important program. Applications for the study abroad program must be made through the Global Engagement Office, Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Study Abroad