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Monday, June 06, 2016


New Albany, Ohio, June 3, 2016 – Hollister Co., a brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation), a 501c3 non-profit charity, are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Hollister Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award Program.

Abercrombie & Fitch created this scholarship program in 2013 as part of its global anti-bullying campaign, and since that time, has awarded 30 outstanding students with 4-year scholarships. 

The scholarships are given to high school seniors who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for students who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. Nearly 3,000 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 2016 award are:

Samantha Bindner
Socastee High School, Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Dahkota Brown
Argonaut High School, Jackson, California

Nick Burton-Prateley
Hereford High School, Sparks, Maryland

Katalina Connors
Greenwich Academy, Norwalk, Connecticut

Amanda Flores
Westview High School, Avondale, Arizona

Mark Pino
Mainland Regional, Linwood, New Jersey

Maryalice Rosa
Lodi High School, Lodi, California

Eduardo Solis
South Gate Senior High School, South Gate, California

Davon Thomas
Sacramento Charter High School, Sacramento, California

Elyse Thompson
Leon High School, Tallahassee, Florida

“The NSHSS Foundation is proud to support these students who have shown exemplary courage while overcoming the unfortunately prevalent occurrence of bullying,” said Claes Nobel, founder of the NSHSS Foundation and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “We are honored to partner with Hollister and recognize and uplift these students, while encouraging them to continue their community efforts and supporting their pursuit of higher education.”

”It is remarkable to see so many teens launching initiatives and programs to bring awareness and education to a serious issue that many of our consumers face.” said Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. “We are thrilled to award these 10 deserving students with scholarships and we look forward to continuing our support of this cause in the future.”

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.

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 kids and Hollister Co. brands. At the end of the first quarter 2016, the company operated 745 stores in the United States and 180 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company also operates e-commerce websites at, and

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 scholarships 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. 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

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Amy Adams
HL Strategy