Kohl’s rewards young volunteers

Published 7:51 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Kohl’s Corporation is giving away more than $440,000 in scholarships to outstanding young volunteers who help make their communities a better place to live. The awards are broken up into three categories with store winners receiving a $50 Kohl’s gift card, regional winners receiving a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education, and national winners awarded total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education along with a donation of $1,000 on their behalf to the recipients’ favored non-profit organization.

Over 2,200 kids will be recognized by the organization. Applicants are required to meet the following criteria before March 15: must between the ages of 6 and 18 and not yet a high school graduate; volunteering must be described in detail and document efforts above and beyond what is expected of a child his or her age; and volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year. Winners are chosen based on the project, as well as benefits and outcome of the project.

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, which features special books and plush toys. One hundred 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, to nominate a young volunteer, or view the list of past Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit www.kohlskids.com.