Kohl’S Care Scholarship

Hello, here is an interesting scholarship for students in high school (and younger). The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to recognize and reward young volunteers who help make their communities a better place. Students can use this scholarship to pursue any degree including a degree in criminal justice. The scholarship will award $1000 to 220 regional winners and $10,000 to 10 national winners; both are required to be used towards post-secondary education.

A student must be nominated for the scholarship by a non-family member who is over 21 years old. The student must be between the ages of 6 and 18 years old and have not graduated from high school before March 15, 2012. Students should have volunteered at an event or organized an event that demonstrates efforts above and beyond what is expected of a child his or her age. Winners will be chosen on the benefits and outcomes of the projects, not on a financial need or academic success.

The nomination period for the 2012 scholarships will begin on February 1, 2012 and will end on March 15, 2012. Nominators can go to www.kohlskids.com and select “Nominate a Kid” to begin the process. Nominators will need to give detail on the project and how it benefited the community, and the project must have been done between March 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012. Nominators should get information about the student like full name, address, age, birth date, phone number and current grade in school. They should also get full details about the project like items collected, money raised, time spent, number of people affected, outcome of the project and general project description.

Regional winners will be notified in June 2012 and national winners will be notified in July 2012. All non-recipients and nominators will be notified too.

If the student does not attend a post-secondary educational institution then the award will be forfeited.

This is a unique scholarship because nominators can nominate non-seniors in high school and kids as young as 6 years old. This scholarship is a little different than what I’ve posted before, but it is a great opportunity; so if you know a worthy candidate then I recommend you nominate him/her.

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