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Kohl’s program offers scholarships to youth

March 13, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Only two weeks remain to nominate young volunteers for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Kids ages six to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities can be awarded scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships.

To nominate volunteers ages six to 18 for a Kohl's Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskids.com. Nominations are accepted through March 15, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl's aims to honor young volunteers who have made a difference in their communities by helping invest in their future. Past winners have been recognized for a variety of activities including volunteering with disabled children, raising money for a local animal shelter and creating a foundation to raise money for cancer research.

Kohl's will reward more than 2,200 kids nationwide on the store, regional and national levels for their volunteer efforts with more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes.

- Store Winners: Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card.

- Regional Winners: More than 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.

- National Winners: Ten of the regional winners will receive the national award of a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.

In 2012, Kohl's celebrates its 12th year of rewarding young volunteers. The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl's Cares, Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl's Cares benefits children's health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children's initiatives; fundraising gift cards for schools and youth serving organizations and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information or a list of past Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit www.kohlskids.com.

 
 

 

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