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Fostering Global Leadership


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Fostering Global Leadership

The collaborative efforts of Abercrombie & Fitch and NSHSS have provided a variety of significant benefits and opportunities to NSHSS scholars worldwide. A&F and NSHSS initiated a partnership in December of 2007 with a mission to advance global leadership among young people. The partnership fostered the establishment of the annual Abercrombie & Fitch Global Diversity & Leadership Scholar Awards. Since the award was established, 92 NSHSS scholars have been awarded scholarships. 

In 2013, A&F launched its Anti-Bullying Scholar Award program through the NSHSS Foundation, offering renewable scholarships to students advocating for anti-bullying initiatives in their schools and communities and to outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying. A total of ten scholarships were awarded to young leaders making a significant impact on bully prevention in their communities in 2013-2014. A&F has recently announced an increase in scholarships provided to the A&F Anti-Bullying Scholars that now awards recipients with $2,500 four-year, renewable scholarships. For details on how to apply, visit

A&F also provides sponsorship for NSHSS member events, gift certificates for raffles held at each event’s closing, and fee waivers for prospective NSHSS members experiencing financial hardship.

The partnership with NSHSS provides A&F with an exclusive opportunity to identify the type of talent required to cultivate not only their brand, but also their mission, both domestically and internationally, while simultaneously supporting the growth and development of tomorrow's leaders through scholarship and education. Since establishing the partnership, A&F has awarded $92,000 in scholarships exclusively for NSHSS members. The scholarships offered to NSHSS members are designed to assists students in exploring their perspectives on the themes of diversity and inclusion, equality, and leadership.

Abercrombie & Fitch is one of the most recognizable brands in the culture of young adults, and NSHSS remains pleased to have joined forces with A&F to promote a shared vision of empowering youths to learn, lead, and change the world.