STATE –This week, the Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. Seventy-four youth from New Jersey, including six from Middlesex County and two from Union County, each received a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts.
These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education, which Kohl’s will award in July. Of the nearly 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.
The local youth honored include:
- Apoorva Bhupathi, 17, of North Brunswick
- Gabrielle Cano, 12, of Middlesex
- Shriya Mantry, 17, of Plainsboro
- Barry Muller, 6, of Parlin
- Tatiana Oliveira, 18, Union
- Dana Rogers, 18, of Old Bridge
- Kevin Wiater, 17, of South Amboy
- Nikhil Patel, 16, of Scotch Plains
A list of all winners from New Jersey is available at www.kohlskids.com.
Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,000 kids, including the 2013 winners, with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.
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