Nominations sought for Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Kohl’s Department Stores are now accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers in the 2013 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted now through March 15 at www.kohlskids.com. Nominators must be 21 years or older.

Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

• Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card.

• More than 200 of the store winners 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.

Last year’s winners from Hamilton County were Emily Higgins and Breana Layman of Noblesville, Mattelyn Hoard of Westfield, Alexa Lorch and Stephanie Tock of Carmel, Emily Bilamjian and Steven Liem of Arcadia, and Isabella Armstrong and Kennedy Robinson of Fishers.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes.

Robert Herrington

Managing editor of Current in Noblesville. A 1999 graduate of Noblesville High School, Herrington has been covering Noblesville and Hamilton County as a journalist since 2004. The military brat lived all over the east coast before calling Noblesville home since 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, live in the community with their baby daughter (and youngest Boston Red Sox fan), Caroline. From school board to common council meetings, First Friday events and summer concerts in the city parks, Herrington loves to attend and cover all that Noblesville has to offer.

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