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Kohl's offers scholarships for service

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, a program that awards scholarship money to outstanding youth volunteers, is accepting applications through March 15.

Youths ages 6 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 for a Kohl's Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskids.com. 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. Past winners have been recognized for a variety of activities, including delivering food baskets to disadvantaged families, raising awareness on the environment and endangered species, and creating a foundation to raise money for cancer research.

Kohl's will reward more than 2,300 youths nationwide on the store, regional and national levels for their volunteer efforts with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Youth volunteers are honored in two age categories: 6 to 12 and 13 to 18.

In the store winner category, two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card. More than 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. 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.