Kohl's contest to award 20 schools $500,000 eachKohl's Department Stores is giving people a chance to decide which 20 schools across the nation will each receive grants worth half a million dollars.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's Department Stores is giving people a chance to decide which 20 schools across the nation will each receive grants worth half a million dollars.
The Menomonee Falls-based company announced the $10 million contest Wednesday.
All public and private elementary, middle and high schools that meet contest criteria are eligible. The winners will be picked through a Facebook contest, in which people can nominate schools and cast votes.
To collect the money, officials from the top 20 vote-getting schools will have to submit applications outlining how the funds will be used to support educational programs.
Possibilities include creating a computer lab, starting an art program or saving a music program.
The contest runs through Sept. 3.