Treasurer's Office launches Kansas ScholarShop

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Treasurer's Office is helping kids find ways to pay for college.

They held the very first Kansas ScholarShop at Washburn Rural High School Wednesday.

SholarShop gives Kansas students access to a database with millions of scholarships worth over $24 billion.

“It's really exciting, Treasurer Jake LaTurner said. “There are millions of dollars that are out there for kids, and every year there's money left on the table. So, we hope they go to the website and get connected to this.”

The program will teach students how to find scholarships that are right for them and will help them pay for their education after high school. They can create a profile that will help them match with scholarships directly suited to them based on their interests and activities.

The State of Kansas partnered with Sallie Mae to use their scholarship search engine for Kansas ScholarShop.