Nominations being taken for Kohl's scholarship

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program will award more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, honoring young volunteers who have had a positive effect on their communities.

Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted through March 15 at Nominators must be 21 years old. Two nominees from each of Kohl's 1,089 stores nationwide will receive a $50 gift card. More than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.

Ten national winners will be awarded $10,000 each in scholarships for post-secondary education. Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl's Cares, Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.

Kohl's is based in Menomonee Falls, Wis.