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Arundel High School Senior Wins Crosby’s Marketing & Media Studies Scholarship


Kirsten Nichols, an Arundel High School senior, has received the Crosby Marketing & Media Studies Scholarship. The $5,000 award is given each year through Scholarships for Scholars to a high school senior who has displayed the attributes and academic rigor necessary to excel in the fields of marketing or media. Nichols will be attending the University of Maryland this fall.

“Kirsten’s academic, athletic and personal accomplishments are impressive, and we are thrilled that she is receiving this scholarship,” said Ralph Crosby, Founder and Chairman of Crosby Marketing. “She is an outstanding young lady who has the drive and talent to be successful in her chosen career.”

Already a writer for her school’s newspaper and a local magazine, Nichols dreams of a journalism career to “tell the stories of everyday people who overcome challenging circumstances with unwavering positivity, hope and determination.” In her own life, she has dealt with debilitating medical conditions from a young age, overcoming them with self-discipline, hard work and resilience. Nichols is also a two-year Vice President of the National Honor Society, Captain of Cross Country Track and a leading distance runner for the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams.

Scholarships for Scholars, Inc., awards scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors who are Anne Arundel County residents, have demonstrated exceptional abilities in specific disciplines, and have contributed to their schools and to the community at large.

With headquarters in Annapolis, Crosby provides integrated advertising, public relations, social media and digital marketing services through specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, Nonprofits & Causes and Military & Veterans. The firm ranks #4 on PRWeek’s list of largest healthcare PR firms, #26 on O’Dwyer’s list of national PR agencies, and is a top provider on the GSA Advertising and Integrated Marketing Services (AIMS) schedule. Crosby’s mission of Inspiring Actions That Matter™ helps clients make a positive impact for individuals, families, communities and society.

Crosby has also been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for three consecutive years for achieving outstanding employee engagement, work/life balance, pay and benefits, and company leadership.

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