Kohl’s Is Giving Away $400k In Scholarships For Kids Making A Difference In Their Communities

Kohl’s Is Giving Away $400k In Scholarships For Kids Making A Difference In Their Communities
Kohl's at Caesar's Bay Shoping Center, Source: Google Maps
Kohl’s at Caesar’s Bay Shoping Center (Source: Google Maps)

Love shopping at Kohl’s? Well, Kohl’s loves you too, and now the department store is giving back.

Kohl’s has announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities, through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.

Nominations for school-aged kids will be accepted from January 30 to March 13 at the Kohl’s Kids website.

“Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl’s is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, communications and public relations. “We encourage parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate the outstanding youth in their lives, so we can honor and acknowledge young volunteers for their time, innovation and passion for helping others and making a difference this year.”

Some guidelines from the website:

  • Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 13, 2015 and not yet a high school graduate.
  • The student’s volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination.
  • Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year and must have benefited people not related to the student.
  • Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.
  • Nominators must be 21 or older.

Ten national winners will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. Nearly 200 students will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education, and more than 2,000 local students will receive a $50 Kohl’s gift card – which can be redeemed at our own Kohl’s location at Caesar’s Bay Shopping Center.

Since 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 22,000 kids with more than $4.2 million in scholarship and prizes.

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 nationwide, women’s health and the fight against breast cancer, and environmental initiatives.

For more information, visit kohlskids.com.