Nominations open for Kohl’s Cares Scholarship program

MARQUETTE – Area youth who have helped their communities through volunteer work can once again be nominated for a $10,000 scholarship from Kohl’s Department Stores.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year, ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships to more than 2,300 young people who have made a positive impact on their communities.

Youth from ages 6 to 18 can be nominated through March 15.

To nominate a young volunteer, visit Nominators must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.

Ten national winners will be awarded 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.

Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes.

In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th year of rewarding young volunteers.

In 2012, Kohl’s honored national winner Brianna Moore, 15, from Detroit, who collected, decorated and delivered food baskets that fed more than 400 families in her community, along with collecting and providing hats and gloves for approximately 320 local school children to keep them warm during the harsh Detroit winter.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.