Kohl's announced that nominations for its annual scholarship program must be completed by March 15.
The program awards prizes to children aged 6 to 18, including store gift cards and college scholarships.
In Merced, two local winners will receive a $50 store gift card. More than 190 regional winners across the country will win $1,000 college scholarships. Ten national winners could take home a $10,000 scholarship, plus a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit organization.
The awards honor kids making a difference in their communities.
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To nominate young volunteers, go to www.kohlskids.com. You must be 21 years old to enter a nomination.
-- Danielle E. Gaines