The award recognizes young volunteers who help make their communities a better place.
Nominees will be divided into two groups (ages 6-12 and 13-18) — and awards will be given on three levels.
Store Winners: More than 2,000 store winners will be awarded a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card. Regional Winners: The 194 regional winners will be awarded $1,000 scholarships toward their post-secondary education. National Winners: Ten national winners will be awarded $5,000 scholarships and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a not-for-profit organization on their behalf.
Applicants must still be high school. The young person’s actions must be described in detail and should document efforts that are above and beyond what is normally expected of a child his or her age. Volunteer efforts should have made a positive impact on others and occurred in the last 12 months. The activity cannot be performed solely to benefit a family member. Creativity, initiative, generosity, leadership and community outreach will all be given equal weight during the judging process. Nominees must be between the ages of 6 and 18 and not yet a high school graduate as of March 15. Each nominee must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Employees of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. (“Kohl’s”) and Scholarship America or either companies’ respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and such employees’ immediate family members and members of the same household are ineligible for nomination. Kohl’s associates may nominate non-related children. Members of Scholarship America selection committees may not nominate a child.