11-year-old Eau Claire girl wins $1,000 scholarship for collecting toys for hospitals

Kohl’s Department Stores says it has awarded a scholarship to an Eau Claire girl.

Through the 2010 Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program, 11-year-old Katharine Rhoten won the $1,000 scholarship. The money will be used for post-secondary education. The program awards 200 deserving volunteers. Kohl's says Rhoten stood out among more than 27,000 nominees nationwide for helping to make her community a better place by collecting more than 400 toys for hospitalized children and helping raise awareness and funding for diabetes research.

“These kids are doing remarkable work to benefit their local communities,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “As we celebrate the 10th annual Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program, now more than ever, we feel privileged to be in a position to help support the continued education of deserving kids across the country who are making a real difference in their community.”

Winners were chosen based on initiative, creativity, leadership and generosity. Each regional-level winner also qualifies for one of Kohl’s 10 national scholarships, which will be announced at the end of July.

This year, Kohl’s is increasing the total scholarship amounts to $10,000 for 10 national winners, and will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each winner’s behalf.



 
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