Youth ages six to 18 years who have made a positive impact on their communities can be nominated until March 13 to potentially win nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes from the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program.

Interested young people can be nominated by someone age 21 and older at www.kohlskids.com to win one of 10 national scholarships for higher education valued at $10,000 each. Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

Additionally, 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.

To be eligible, students must not yet be a high school graduate, and have completed the volunteer activities within the last year.

Also when nominating a student, keep the following questions in mind:

  • Benefiting organization, if any;

  • Was this an existing activity, or was it developed by the student?;

  • Number of hours the student personally and actively invested in the activity;

  • Did the student personally recruit and/or supervise others who served as volunteers in this activity? If yes, include the number of volunteers recruited/supervised and their total service hours;

  • Type of activity;

  • Results of activity (total amount of dollars raised; dollar value of items collected; number of items collected, packages assembled etc.) and

  • Number of people who directly benefited from student’s involvement in activity.

“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.”

For more information or a list of last year’s Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit kohlskids.com/Kohl’s Cares.

The philanthropic platform of Kohl’s Department Stores has demostrated a commitment 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.

Since 2000, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 million for kids health and education initiatives through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, recognized more than 22,000 outstanding kids through its scholarship program and donated more than 2.7 million hours of volunteer time through the Associates in Action volunteer program.

For more information visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.