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Scholarship program announced
Kohl’s Department Stores will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to young people who have made a difference in their communities through volunteer work.Nominations for the Kohl's Cares awards will be accepted through March 15 at kohlskids.com. To nominate someone ages six to 18 for a Kohl’s Cares scholarship, visit kohlskids.com. Nominators must be 21 years or older.Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded 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. Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes. In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th year of rewarding young volunteers.In 2012, Kohl’s honored national winner Brianna Moore, 15, from Detroit, Mich. who collected, decorated and delivered food baskets that fed more than 400 families in her community, along with collecting and providing hats and gloves for approximately 320 local school children.Regional winner, Mackenzie Bearup, 18, was recognized for founding Sheltering Books, Inc., an organization that has collected and donated more than 100,000 books to children in homeless shelters in 35 states and underprivileged school children in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. 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 kohlskids.com.