Abercrombie & Fitch, which sells high quality, collegiate-inspired, casual clothing, has been a generous supporter of NSHSS Scholars since 2007, when our partnership was first announced at The Carter Center member event in Atlanta, Georgia.
A&F provides annual scholarship opportunities exclusively for NSHSS members through its A&F Global Diversity & Leadership Awards and sponsorship of membership fee waivers for those suffering financial hardships. A&F also helps sponsor member events and provides gift certificates for raffles at our events.
Ericka Jones, of the A&F Diversity & Inclusion department, is excited about continuing to partner with NSHSS, saying the partnership “provides A&F with a unique opportunity to identify the type of talent we need to help grow our brands domestically and internationally; we are pleased to support the growth and development of tomorrow's leaders through scholarship and education."
The annual A&F Global Diversity & Leadership Awards are college scholarships for NSHSS members designed to help advance global leadership among young scholars. The scholarship applications are designed for students to explore their perspectives on the theme of diversity and inclusion, equality, and leadership. Recipients are based not only on academic record and leadership activities but demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion in their own communities and lives. Students selected are expected to act as role models for practicing diversity and inclusion in their college careers.
Additionally, Abercrombie & Fitch has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying or who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.
Ericka Jones and Mr. Nobel presented scholarship awards in August at the NSHSS Foundation reception and at the NSHSS Scholar's Day celebration program in Washington, D.C., at The George Washington University.