Abercrombie & Fitch Co. created this Scholarship Program in 2013 as part of its global anti-bullying campaign, and since that time, has awarded 50 outstanding high school seniors with 4-year college scholarships.
The scholarships are given to students who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for students who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. More than 3,800 global applications were received, and 10 students were selected based on personal responses describing how they have persevered or helped promote anti-bullying awareness in their school or community.
Winners of the 2018 award are:
Andover High School, Andover, MA
Madison Central High School, Madison, MS
Young Women’s Leadership Academy, San Antonio, TX
Oakwood School, Valley Village, CA
Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA
Horizon High School, Phoenix, AZ
Georgia Cyber Academy, Atlanta, GA
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Russellville High School, Russellville, AR
San Diego High School of International Studies, San Diego, CA
“The NSHSS Foundation is proud to continue to support these scholars who are demonstrating courage in actively opposing bullying,” said Claes Nobel, founder of the NSHSS Foundation and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “We are pleased to partner with Hollister’s initiative to encourage young people to create change in their communities and with resources to support their higher education goals.”
“2018 marks our sixth year of this scholarship program and we are thrilled to continue our commitment to honoring these outstanding students. All ten recipients are making an impact among their peers and communities and we are excited to provide support for their ongoing academic endeavors,” said Stacia Jones, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Each recipient will be awarded $2,500 toward his or her college tuition. These scholarships are renewable for up to three years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year.
For more information on Hollister’s anti bullying campaign, visit www.Hollisterco.com/DoGood
About Hollister Co:
The quintessential apparel brand of the global teen consumer, Hollister Co. celebrates the liberating spirit of the endless summer inside everyone. Inspired by California’s laidback attitude, Hollister’s clothes are designed to be lived in and made your own, for wherever life takes you. Hollister Co. also carries intimates brand, Gilly Hicks. Gilly Hicks, “the brand to start and end your day with,” carries bras, bralettes, undies, swimwear, loungewear and sleepwear. Gilly Hicks product is designed to be effortless and comfortable to align with the customers’ on-the-go, busy lifestyle.
A division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Hollister Co. provides an engaging, welcoming, and unique shopping experience through approximately 540 stores around the globe.
About the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation):
The NSHSS Foundation was founded in 2004 by Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. The NSHSS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of a variety of scholarships, including those for under-represented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests. For more information visit http://www.nshssfoundation.org.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Charlene Gunter du Plessis
Executive Director, NSHSS Foundation
Phone: 404.235.5500, ext. 526