Kohl’s Department Stores announced the 10 national winners of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. These winners, ranging in age from six to 18, each are the recipients of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education. In addition, Kohl’s will donate $1000 to a nonprofit organization of each winner’s choice.
“Kohl’s is thrilled to recognize the 10 national winners of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program and we applaud them for the time, energy and passion they have devoted to helping others and making a difference,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s svp/communications and public relations. “Whether it is collecting and distributing more than 200,000 books to children or raising money to purchase AEDs to be placed at local parks and playgrounds, these children are doing inspiring work in their communities every day.”
Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome, according to Kohl’s. This year’s winners were selected from more than 37,000 youth nominees nationwide for their volunteer efforts.
National scholarship recipients include: Ryan Anderson, 18, Cedarburg, WI; Hannah Bergwell, 18, Overland Park, KS; Dahkota Brown, 15, Jackson, CA; Emily Christensen, 11, Manchester, CT; Sarah Dewitz, 14, Orlando, FL; Zachary Rice, 11, Long Valley, NJ; Rachel Ritchie, 10, Vine Grove, KY; Adena Rochelson, 14, Fayetteville, NY; Grace Soultanian, 12, Shirley, MA; Anna Sun, 12, Canton, MI.
Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 22,000 kids, including the 2014 winners, with more than $4.3 million in scholarships and prizes. This year, Kohl’s recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. For more information, visit www.kohlskids.com.