Kohl's Department Stores has introduced Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program which will award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, to more than 2,200 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities.

Nominations for kids aged between 6 and 18 will be accepted from Feb. 1 to March 15 on kohlskids.com, a press release from Kohl's has stated.

Kohl's is helping promising youth further their education at a time when college tuition fee continues to increase yearly - a challenge to many American families which face high unemployment and stagnant incomes.

Nominators for adults must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50-Kohl's gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education.

Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.