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Kohl’s and Alverno College Announce Kohl’s Scholars for 2022-23


By - Jul 12th, 2022 08:58 am
Kohl's Scholars. Photo courtesy of Alverno College.

Kohl’s Scholars. Photo courtesy of Alverno College.

Milwaukee, Wis. (July 12, 2022) – Today, Alverno College and Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announce the recipients of the Kohl’s Scholars scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year. The Kohl’s Scholars program includes five $5,000 scholarships and opportunities to connect with Kohl’s women in leadership.

The 2022-23 Kohl’s Scholars are:

“The scholarship process represented Alverno’s and Kohl’s commitment to the advancement of women. I am thrilled to offer this opportunity to these five deserving students, and grateful to be able to partner with Kohl’s to make it happen,” said Cheryl Moore, Ph.D., executive director of Career Development at Alverno College. “Our goal with this partnership is to not only support students financially, but to offer them an experience of connecting with women that are making a difference within the Kohl’s organization, and to garner encouragement in those mentoring moments as they form their own career paths.”

The Kohl’s Scholars program includes “A Day at Kohl’s,” a bi-annual event where students will meet with Kohl’s female leadership through a women’s leadership roundtable, tour the corporate headquarters and get a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in corporate retail.

“We are proud to award five deserving Alverno students with our first-ever Kohl’s Scholars Scholarship,” said Shanan Lesselyoung, Kohl’s senior vice president of human resources. “Kohl’s knows how valuable support, mentorship, and first-hand work experience is in the trajectory of an individual’s career. Because of that, we’re excited to provide this scholarship and networking opportunity for our five Kohl’s Scholars recipients as they continue their education and work toward discovering their career paths.”

Current Alverno undergraduate students were eligible for the scholarship, and priority was given to first generation college students and/or women of color, with preference given to students in their sophomore or junior year who are majoring in business, communication or STEM fields. Students were also chosen based on their understanding of Kohl’s philosophy of community service and their grasp of Alverno’s eight abilities – analysis, aesthetic engagement, communication, effective citizenship, global perspective, problem solving, social interaction, and valuing in decision making.

About Alverno College 

Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, and business are open to women and men.

A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.

Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.

About Kohl’s 

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of and the Kohl’s App, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

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