This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Matt Benjamin, 15, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Photo: Business Wire)

Today, Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced the 10 national winners of the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. These exceptional youth, ranging in age from eight to 17, are the recipients of a total of $10,000 in scholarships each for higher education. In addition to the scholarships, Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of each winner’s choice. Through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl's is encouraging promising youth to further their education at a time when college costs continue to rise and parents are relying heavily on federal and private student loans to fund higher education.*

Paige Alenick, 17, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (Photo: Business Wire)

Paige Alenick, 17, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (Photo: Business Wire)

Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome. This year’s winners were selected from more than 35,000 youth nominees nationwide for their volunteer efforts.

National scholarship recipients include:

  • Paige Alenick, 17, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey – Paige launched Donate-A-Toothbrush, an organization dedicated to providing the tools to those without access or means to toothbrushes. She’s donated more than 38,000 toothbrushes to more than 20 Third World countries, shelters for battered women and children, a nursery school in Kenya, and victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Matt Benjamin, 15, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Matt founded A Chance for the Children, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of orphaned children across the world, and raised $31,500 to build a house for orphans in Uganda.
  • Nicholas Curley, 8, Chicago, Illinois – In honor of his cousin who has epilepsy, Nicholas ice skated 100 miles and raised $40,000 for the Danny Did Foundation. The Foundation is using the money to purchase monitoring devices that sound an alarm when someone with epilepsy suffers a seizure while sleeping.
  • Jayci Derby, 12, San Antonio, Texas – While decorating her grandfather’s grave, Jayci noticed few other war hero graves were being honored, so she set out to address the issue by starting Jayci’s Wreathes for Heroes. She collected more than $18,000 for wreaths and led a group to place them on grave sites at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery for National Wreath Day.
  • Adrianna Gonzalez, 11, Kissimmee, Florida – After seeing students in her own community attending class without adequate school supplies, Adrianna started Little Elves for Little Angels, raising nearly $42,000 to buy new school supplies for children in need and collecting new gifts for more than 200 children this past Christmas.
  • Garland Jones, 17, Marietta, Georgia – Garland created the “Back-N-Pack” (Bringing A Child Key Necessities), project to provide food for poor and distressed refugee families in Atlanta, and has collected more than 16,000 pounds of food and raised more than $4,500 for the cause.
  • Nur Kose, 14, Newark, Delaware – After learning fresh drinking water isn’t available to everyone, Nur created a Well Project team and raised enough money to install 23 wells that provide clean water to more than 69,000 people in Africa .
  • Nicholas Lowinger, 15, Cranston, Rhode Island – After observing many homeless children without proper shoes on their feet, Nicholas started the Gotta Have Sole Foundation, collecting new sneakers, shoes and boots for more than 7,400 homeless children nationwide.
  • Sonali Ranaweera, 12, San Jose, California – Sonali’s compassion for children inspired her to start Recycling4Smiles, an organization that has raised more than $3,000 to finance 13 cleft lip surgeries through Smile Train by recycling 7,200 pounds of aluminum, plastic and glass.
  • Jessica Streepy, 12, Palatine, Illinois – Jessica devotes her time to advocating for the organization One Day’s Wages and has raised more than $20,000, including profits from the sale of homemade hair and hat clips and scarves from her business B-U-Barrettes, to help alleviate extreme global poverty.

In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13 th year of rewarding young volunteers. 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. This year, Kohl’s recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. For more information or a complete list of Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program national-, regional-, and store-level winners, visit www.kohlskids.com.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. For more information, visit www.kohls.com/cares.

About Kohl's

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter ( http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest ( http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram ( http://instagram.com/kohls).

*Reuters. “As college costs rise in U.S., parents fall short of saving goals.” Heather Struck. 2013.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,880.36 -31.75 -0.19%
S&P 500 1,970.07 +0.12 0.01%
NASDAQ 4,462.9020 +20.2040 0.45%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs