Ten national winners chosen from more than 35,000 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program nominees for volunteer initiatives
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: Jul 31, 2012 – 08:00 AM EST
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - Today, Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced the 10 national winners of the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. These exceptional youth, ranging in age from six to 18, are the recipients of a total of $10,000 in scholarships each for post-secondary education. In addition to the scholarships, Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of each winner’s choice. At a time when student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion, Kohl’s is helping support the futures of these 10 outstanding youth.*
“Kohl’s is honored to have the opportunity to recognize and thank the 10 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program national winners for their inspiring efforts to improve the lives of others,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Whether it is sending care packages to military personnel or campaigning for the use of recycled products at fast food restaurants, these children stand as an example to us all of how generosity, devotion and initiative can change the world. Kohl’s is privileged to support the futures of these children who we are confident will continue to improve countless lives through their volunteer work.”
This year’s winners were selected from more than 35,000 youth nominees nationwide for volunteer efforts reaching far above and beyond what is normally expected of children.
National scholarship recipients include:
In 2012, Kohl’s celebrates its 12th year of rewarding young volunteers. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids, including the 2012 winners, with nearly $3.5 million in scholarships and prizes. This year, Kohl’s recognized more than 2,200 young volunteers with more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes. For more information or a complete list of Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program national, regional and store-level winners, visit www.kohlskids.com.
The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl’s Cares benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s initiatives; fundraising gift cards for schools and youth serving organizations and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information, visit www.kohls.com/cares.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Caresâ cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.
*Forbes. “Student Loan Debt Hits $1 Trillion -- Pre-Paid College Tuition Plans May Make a Comeback.” Nancy Anderson. 2012.
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