Friday, February 1, 2008

Students looking for money to pay for college in fall 2008 have until April 1 to apply for a Hinds Community College Development Foundation scholarship.

The Hinds Community College Development Foundation manages more than 250 scholarship funds. The foundation will award approximately 400 student scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,660 for the 2008-09 school year.

Application Forms
The application process is easy. Students can access a form for all Hinds scholarships here.

For a Development Foundation scholarship, a student needs three letters of reference, a high school or college transcript, ACT scores, a list of achievements and a letter explaining why he or she should receive a Development Foundation Scholarship. Unlike an ACT scholarship, most Development Foundation scholarships do not require a minimum ACT score.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's desire for achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, grades, test scores and letters of recommendation.

Students may contact :

Heather Curtis,
Hinds Community College In-House Recruiter/Scholarship Coordinator, Telephone 601.857.3792
(for information related to applying for scholarships as well as financial aid available throughout the college.)

Persons interested in providing scholarships may contact :

Betty Caraway,
Donor Relations Coordinator for the Development Foundation, Telephone 601.857.3800.

The money for the more than 400 special Development Foundation scholarships annually is provided through fund-raisers, such as the annual Golf Fun Fest and Ultimate Game dinner, and donations from alumni, Hinds employees and corporate sponsors.

Packets should be submitted by April 1, to :

The Student Recruiting Office,
P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, Miss. 39154-1100.

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Official Rules for Kohl's Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program

No purchase necessary. Nominees must be legal U.S. residents of a state in which a Kohl’s store is located. Nominees must be between the ages of 6 and 18 and not yet a high school graduate as of March 15, 2008. Each nominee must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Employees of Kohl’s Department Stores , Inc. (“Kohl’s”) and Scholarship America or either companies’ respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and such employees’ immediate family members and members of the same household are ineligible for nomination. Kohl’s associates may nominate non-related children. Members of Scholarship America selection committees may not nominate a child.

Nominees may only be nominated once and may not have been a prior Kohl’s Kids Who Care® regional or national scholarship recipient. Multiple nominations for one nominee will not be accepted, even if submitted by different nominators. Awards are for individuals, so please nominate only one person per entry.

Nomination forms may only be completed and submitted at No paper nomination forms will be accepted. Forms must be submitted and signed electronically by a nominator who is 21 years or older no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT, March 15, 2008. All sections of the nomination form must be completed. Nominees who become winners and their parent/guardian must sign a Publicity Release/Scholarship Acceptance Form prior to receipt of any scholarship.

Nominations should describe how the nominee has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members. The volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months. Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review and selection of winners.

Kohl’s and Scholarship America shall not be responsible for misdirected, incomplete or late nomination forms. All nominations become property of Kohl’s and Scholarship America and will not be returned or acknowledged. Additional information about a nominee and/or documentation may be requested by Kohl’s or Scholarship America. To remain eligible, nominees must provide all reasonably requested documentation and information upon

Kohl’s or Scholarship America’s request.

As a supporter of equal opportunity, Kohl’s will work with Scholarship America to distribute awards to minority students on a basis at least proportionate to the number of known minority nominees.

Nomination forms will be separated into two age groups: ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. One nominee from each age group will be selected as a store-level winner for each Kohl’s Store and will receive a $50.00 Kohl’s Gift Card. One hundred ninety $1,000 regional scholarships will be awarded, 95 to each age group. Ten $5,000 national scholarships will be awarded, five to each age group. In addition, Kohl’s will contribute a $1,000 to a non-profit organization on behalf of each national winner.

Winners will be notified in June 2008.

Recipients Claiming Scholarships:
All recipients will be required to sign and return a Publicity Release/Scholarship Acceptance Form as a condition of receiving a gift card and/or scholarship. Scholarship redemption is subject to recipient submitting verification of enrollment in an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school (a “Qualifying Institution”). In the event a recipient does not graduate from high school or does not enroll in a Qualifying Institution within two years after high school graduation, the scholarship will be forfeited.

Scholarship Restrictions:

Scholarship awards must be used for educational expenses at a Qualifying Institution. These expenses may include tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other miscellaneous education related expenses. Scholarships will be paid in one installment in August and will be mailed to each recipient’s home address payable to the school for the student.

Awards are one time only and are not renewable. No substitutions or transfers are permitted. Limit one award per household per year.

Nomination Form and Process:
Start by clicking on the Begin the nomination process link at the bottom of this page. You will need to complete an Online Consent and register as a nominator. During the nomination process, you will be able to leave the site by clicking on the Save and Leave Site button located at the bottom of each page. To return, you must enter your user name and password as provided when registering for your nomination account.

Correspondence to nominators will be via email only; check your email regularly. You must provide a valid email address that accepts bulk email. To ensure delivery of messages, add to your contacts, email address book or safe senders list.

Nominators may wish to gather the following information before beginning the nomination process:

  • Information about the nominee: Including full name, address, age, birth date, phone number, and current grade in school

Nominators are solely responsible for submitting all information necessary for the nomination process. Nominations found to be incomplete as of the nomination deadline will not be processed. No faxed or mailed nomination materials will be accepted.

All information submitted is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America, Kohl’s partner in managing the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program. Information about selected nominees will be provided to Kohl’s for purposes of verification of eligibility, demographic research, publicity and recipient communication.

Carefully review your nomination before submission. All pages must be completed and entered in the format described in order to electronically submit the form. Standard capitalization must be used when entering data. Once the nomination is submitted, no further additions or revisions may be made. The nomination must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. CDT on March 15, 2008. A confirmation e-mail will be sent once you’ve electronically submitted your nomination.

Additional Terms:
Taxes on awards are the sole responsibility of the recipients. By participating, the nominators and nominees agree:

  1. to these Official Rules and all decisions of Kohl’s and Scholarship America which shall be final in all respects;
  2. to the use of their names and/or likenesses (where legal and subject to a signed Publicity Release/Scholarship Acceptance Form) for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes in relation to this program without prior written consent or compensation; and
  3. to release, discharge and hold harmless Kohl’s, Scholarship America, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees, from any and all claims or damages arising out of, in any way, their participation in this program.
  4. Kohl’s reserves the right to cancel the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program at any time, with or without notice. Scholarship America and Kohl’s reserve the right to interpret these rules and to make decisions concerning the award, acceptance, and use of scholarships in situations not covered by these rules.

Questions? Contact us:

All questions regarding the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program should be addressed to:


Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program


Kohl's Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program
Scholarship America

One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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