Esko senior wins Kohl’s Cares ScholarshipOut of more than 35,000 nominees nationwide, Esko High School’s 17-year-old Korina Borash has been chosen to receive a Kohl’s Cares Scholarship.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
Out of more than 35,000 nominees nationwide, Esko High School’s 17-year-old Korina Borash has been chosen to receive a Kohl’s Cares Scholarship.
Each year, Kohl’s awards young volunteers across the country the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship award to recognize their efforts to better their community.
Borash was chosen for her efforts to make a positive impact in her community. She helped to create the Esko St. Jude Committee, which organizes an annual rally event at Esko High School, and she raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for four years.
“The committee has raised more than $60,000 for St. Jude and her efforts earned her a $1,000 scholarship from Kohl’s,” said Maureen Falkner of Kohl’s corporate branch in Milwaukee.
Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,500 kids with nearly $3.5 million in scholarships and prizes since 2001.
In order to be considered for the program, students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 years old and not yet a high school graduate, and volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year of nomination. Winners are chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service, and nominators must be 21 or older.
The next nomination period will be early February to mid-March of 2014.