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New Albany, Ohio, July 22, 2014: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS FdN), a 501c3 non-profit charity, are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award Program.
Abercrombie & Fitch created this Scholarship Program in 2013 as part of its global anti-bullying campaign.
The scholarships were designed for high school seniors who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for students who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. Ten students were selected out of hundreds of global applicants based on personal responses describing how they have persevered or helped promote anti-bullying awareness in their school or community.
Winners of the 2014 award are Suchi Amin (Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta, CA), Margaret Castillo (Mountain Range High School, Thornton, CO), Ariana Dermand (Newbury Park High School, Thousand Oaks, CA), Elias Frank (Greenwich High School, Riverside, CT), Jacob Gardenswartz (Francis Parker School, La Mesa, CA), Melanie Hubbard (Rutland Senior High School, North Clarendon, VT), Marcel Perry (I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA), MiMi Phan (I.H. Kempner High School, Sugar Land, TX), Yun Ha Seo (Tinian Junior and Senior High School, Tinian, MP, Northern Mariana Islands), and Lauren Trushin (Maritime and Science Technology Academy Bay Harbor Islands, FL).
Each recipient will be awarded $1,000 toward his or her college tuition. These scholarships are renewable for up to three years following the scholarship winner's freshman year.
"The NSHSS Foundation strives to support young scholars in pursuit of their academic and personal development goals," said Claes Nobel, founder of the NSHSS Foundation and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. "We aspire to encourage in young people ethical action, service leadership, and expressions of altruism. We are immensely proud of these scholarship winners, who clearly demonstrate these values."
"We were overwhelmed by the programs these students have initiated in their communities and their perseverance in helping overcome this cultural epidemic," said Amy Zehrer, Executive Vice President of Abercrombie & Fitch. "By creating inclusive environments within their schools and communities, we view the recipients as champions in the effort to stop bullying."
Abercrombie & Fitch continues to focus on Anti Bullying awareness and will be making announcements on their 2014 initiatives in the near future.
About Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for Men, Women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister Co. and Gilly Hicks brands. At the end of the first quarter, the Company operated 842 stores in the United States and 157 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company also operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com, www.hollisterco.com and www.gillyhicks.com.
About The NSHSS Foundation
Renowned champion of youth leadership and environmental stewardship and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, Claes Nobel has continued his family's legacy of recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement by founding The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, a 501c3 public charity in 2004.
The NSHSS Foundation is dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit www.nshssfoundation.org.
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