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Kohl's to award scholarships

From Staff Reports

Kohl's plans to recognize 1,900 compassionate kids through the Kids Who Care Scholarship Program.

Through the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program, more than 7,000 scholarships and prizes totaling over $1.5 million have been awarded to youth volunteers nationwide since 2001.

This year, Kohl's plans to award another 1,900 kids ages 6 to 18 with $300,000 in scholarships and prizes. Awards range from $50 to $5,000 to recognize their selfless acts.

Last year's national Kids Who Care scholarship winners included a 9-year-old who raised $19,000 to buy 23,000 pounds of food for a local food pantry, a 12-year-old who raised more than $20,000 for kids with life-threatening illnesses and a 17-year-old who founded a school group to increase student and community autism awareness.

To nominate a young volunteer for a Kid Who Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskidswhocare.com.

Nominations will be through March 15. Two nominees from each of Kohl's more than 900 stores will win a $50 Kohl's gift card, and 190 of them will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten volunteers will earn national recognition winning scholarships worth $5,000 toward post-secondary education. Kohl's also will contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner.

For more information or a list of past Kohl's Kids Who Care winners, visit www.kohlskidswhocare.com.