Updated: Thursday, 01 Mar 2012, 8:01 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 01 Mar 2012, 6:45 PM EST
(WTNH) - There are many people across Connecticut who pitch in to help other people without expecting anything in return, and many of these good Samaritans are kids.
If you know a kid who is doing good in the world, nominate that special boy or girl for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program.
Every year, Kohl's gives scholarship money to young people who are taking the initiative to make a difference. The ten top national winners receive $10,000 for their education, and $1,000 for the organization they're passionate about.
Last year, four kids in Connecticut won the regional prize of $1,000 each. Cheshire's own Alison Centorino is one of them. She started the CureChief Foundation to help people fighting cancer. Monica Tedla of Newtown is another regional winner. Her photography business, VRT Studios , donates all their profits to needy kids in India.
If you know a child between 6 and 18 years old who deserves to be recognized, make sure to nominate them by Thursday, March 15th.
The official rules and other details, including other previous winners, can be found on their website.