The Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program honors nearly
200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward
higher education. Ellie Behn, age 9, from Lake Stevens was chosen from more
than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in her community. 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
On a mission to ensure that no family or child goes without gifts at Christmas, Ellie held a toy and food drive that collected more than 900 pounds of food and more than 1,000 toys for families in need over the holiday season.
are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and
outcome. In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th
year of rewarding young volunteers. Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship 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. For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program visit kohlskids.com.
*Reuters. “As college costs rise in U.S., parents fall short of saving goals.” Heather Struck. 2013.