Scholarship Opportunity Available!

The Council of Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers (DOC&R) wants to encourage the next generation of men and women entering the Outlet industry with our new scholarship opportunity for college students. Applicants must be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior and plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in a 4-year bachelor’s degree program. A career interest in retail and real estate is preferred.

Also new this year is an additional scholarship opportunity. Darren Was Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been established in the summer of 2019 to honor the life of Darren Was and to continue his legacy of positivity, excellence, generosity and service. The Darren Was Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit based competition, that focuses on rewarding ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals with an interest in commercial real estate. Financial need and overcoming adversity in life to achieve goals also will be considered.

All scholarships are one-time award that can range from $2000 - $2,500. The scholarship also includes travel and entrance into the ICSC annual shopping center conventions in either Las Vegas (May) or New York (December). Mentoring by senior industry professionals will be offered to all scholarship recipients during the convention.

Recent scholarship winners are:


  • Cole Schillne
  • Logan Walker
  • Aana Tsakiris


  • Douglas Taylor
  • Claire McDonough
  • Samuel Carduner
  • Sydney Apter
  • Walter Stack