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Via Press Release
08/07/2014 2:02 PM

Kohl’s Department Stores recently announced the 10 national winners of the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. These exceptional youth, ranging in age from six to 18, 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.

Dahkota Brown, 15, of Jackson, was chosen as one of the 10 winners nationwide.

After learning that Native American teens have the highest suicide rates and the highest high school dropout rates in the United States, Dahkota created NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students), a positive peer-to-peer youth group dedicated to helping Native American high school students understand the importance of education and create a network of support.

“Kohl’s is thrilled to recognize the ten national winners of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program and we applaud them for the time, energy and passion they have devoted to helping others and making a difference,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president of communications and public relations. “Whether it is collecting and distributing more than 200,000 books to children or raising money to purchase Automated External Defibrillator’s to be placed at local parks and playgrounds, these children are doing inspiring work in their communities every day.”

Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome. This year’s winners were selected from more than 37,000 youth nominees nationwide for their volunteer efforts.

For more information or a complete list of Kohl’s CaresScholarship Program national-, regional-, and local-level winners, visit

The Kohl’s CaresScholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. For more information, visit

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