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The Kohl's Department Stores' Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program honors more than 200 volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education.


Virginia Newsome, 16, of Lexington, was chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in her community. Virginia founded heARTS Inc., an organization that provides visual and performing arts supplies and opportunities to schools that have lost these programs due to budget cuts. The program has donated more than $15,000 in supplies that have benefited more than 2,000 children.
Winners are chosen based on initiative, leadership, generosity and project benefits and outcome. For more information on the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, go to

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heARTS Founder Recognized by Kohl's Department Stores

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