The following is a news release from Kohl's:
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., July 6, 2006 – Bennington resident Aubreigh Cox today was named one of 152 regional winners for the Kohl’s Kids Who Care scholarship program. For the dedication to her community, Cox was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.
Now in its sixth year, the Kids Who Care scholarship program recognizes and rewards young people who go to great lengths to make a difference through volunteerism.
Cox, 11, volunteered with relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
Winners were identified on the basis of initiative, leadership, creativity and generosity. Today’s announced winners will compete for one of ten national scholarships worth $5,000 each. Kohl’s also will contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner. These national winners will be announced in late July.
“We continue to be incredibly impressed by the selflessness displayed by these young people nationwide,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s senior vice president and chief branding officer. “We are proud of their achievements in transforming their communities and are honored to recognize and reward them through the Kohl’s Kids Who Care program.”
Kohl’s stores will begin accepting nominations for the 2007 volunteer recognition program in February of 2007. Applications will be available at all Kohl’s Department Stores and at www.kohlscorporation.com. The Kohl’s Kids Who Care scholarship program is part of the company’s Kohl’s Cares for Kidsâ program, a community outreach initiative which supports children’s health and educational opportunities, features fundraising gift cards for local schools and non-profit youth groups and provides an associate program to encourage volunteerism.