Local Los Altos resident and Covington Elementary student, Eric Tang, 12, was chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for the Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Eric was recognized for making a positive impact in his community by creating the program, Recycle for School, which gives back in many ways, including raising money for the school PTA, helping protect the environment through recycling, cleaning up the school campus, neighborhood, and local parks and educating other students on environmental awareness and responsibility.
Eric was one of more than 200 regional-level winners awarded $1,000 scholarship toward his post-secondary education.
Winners are chosen based on initiative, creativity, leadership and generosity. Each regional-level winner qualifies for one of Kohl’s 10 national scholarships, which will be announced at the end of July. National winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total, Kohl’s will recognize nearly 2,200 awardees with nearly $420,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 youth volunteers with more than $3.5 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. For more information, visit www.kohlskids.com.