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'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program now accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers

by jmaloni

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Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm

Kohl's to honor more than 2,300 youth with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes

The Kohl's Department Stores "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted through March 14 at kohlskids.com. Kohl's is encouraging parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding youth, in celebration of their time, energy and passion to helping others. 

Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card, and nearly 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher 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 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. For more information or a list of past "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program winners, visit kohlskids.com.

"Kohl's Cares," the philanthropic platform of Kohl's Department Stores, is committed to giving back to the communities it serves by supporting kids' health and education, women's health and the fight against breast cancer, and environmental initiatives. Since 2000, Kohl's has raised more than $231 million for kids health and education initiatives through the "Kohl's Cares" cause merchandise program, recognized more than 19,500 outstanding kids through the "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program, and donated more than 2.2 million hours of volunteer time through the Associates in Action volunteer program. For more information on Kohl's Cares, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products.

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