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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship entries due

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,200 volunteers ages 6 to 18  who have made an impact in their community.

Nominations for volunteers will be accepted until March 15. Nominators must be 21 or older.

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 15,000 kids with more than $3 million in scholarships and prizes.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Forty-eight Arizona students were awarded scholarships in 2011.

For more information or to nominate a volunteer, visit kohlskids.com.

Michael Young is national Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program winner

Photo courtesy of Swing Fore Kids Golf Classic.

Kohl’s Department Stores announced recently that 17-year-old Michael Young of Scottsdale is one of 10 national Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program winners.

Michael will earn $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education. In addition to recognizing Michael for outstanding efforts through volunteerism, Kohl’s also will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of his choice.

Michael Young.

After observing the importance of giving back to the community from his parents early in life, Michael decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to do something to make a difference in the lives of others. Michael founded an annual charity golf tournament called “The Swing Fore Kids Golf Classic” to raise funds for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program. For the past six years, he has organized the entire tournament, from developing and distributing written materials to securing sponsors, donations and celebrity appearances.

The annual event is the therapy program’s main fundraiser and has raised approximately $260,000 to date, which has allowed the number of therapy dogs in the program to more than double and a new volunteer escort program to be implemented.

“At a young age, Michael has made an inspiring impact on his community,” says Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “It’s teens like Michael who will continue to make our communities better places to live and we are honored to invest in their promising future. These generous acts have inspired and touched us and, we hope, will influence others to also make a difference through volunteerism.”

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has awarded more than 13,000 youth volunteers ages six to 18 with more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes. This year, Kohl’s recognized nearly 2,200 nominees with nearly $420,000 in scholarships and prizes.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, the company’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl’s Cares benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s initiatives, fundraising gift cards and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. kohlskids.com.

Nominations sought for Nurse of the Year

Tomorrow is the deadline for nominations to the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. The nomination process is an easy opportunity for healthcare colleagues, patients, friends and family to honor the state’s outstanding nurses.

Nurses throughout Arizona may be nominated in one or more of 14 different categories, including Academic Education, Advocacy for Patients, Clinical Education, Community Service, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Mentoring, Military, Patient Care, Prenatal/Pediatric, Research/Advancing the Profession, Rising Star, Student Nurse and Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The March of Dimes 8th Annual 2011 Nurse of the Year Awards Gala, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and the University of Phoenix, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 that the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. This year’s theme, “Arizona Salutes Nursing,” will pay tribute to nurses throughout Arizona who continue to deliver the highest standard of care to their patients.

In its eighth year, the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Gala was established to bring awareness to the critical nursing shortage throughout Arizona as well as support future nurses through scholarship funding. In the past six years, the March of Dimes has presented more than $100,000 in scholarship dollars to nursing colleges at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Maricopa County Community Colleges, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.

For the fourth year, University of Phoenix, in partnership with the March of Dimes Arizona Chapter, will be offering two full-tuition scholarships to nurses pursuing advanced degrees. One scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing an LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN) and one scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing/Health Care Education (MSN/ED).

Nomination forms are available at marchofdimes.com/Arizona. For more information on Nurse of the Year Awards Gala, contact Nicole Moyer at 602-287-9923 or nmoyer@marchofdimes.com.