The rising cost of higher education can be a discouraging factor for many Kansans in pursuit of attending their dream college or technical school. That's why the Kansas State Treasurer’s office has launched the Kansas ScholarShop initiative. ScholarShop aims to restore hope and excitement for students seeking educational and career advancement after high school. With access to 6 million scholarships worth up to $30 billion; students can search and find scholarships, grants and awards tailored specifically to their deepest passions.
Kansas ScholarShop connects Kansas students with educational scholarships through the Sallie Mae Scholarship Search engine. Scholarship Search is a database of over 5 million nationally offered scholarships sponsored by a wide variety of private groups, organizations, and non-profits.
This ScholarShop initiative is a partnership between the Office of the Kansas State Treasurer and Sallie Mae, a nationwide consumer banking company specializing in student loans. Knowing that scholarship funds and educational savings should always be the first and second option students consider when funding their pursuit of educational and career advancement, the Treasurer’s office and Sallie Mae have teamed up to offer Kansans a Scholarship Search database.
Scholarships are important! The average student uses scholarships to pay for 20% of all higher educational cost. By using this scholarship search engine Kansans can search a database of more than 6 million scholarships totaling $30 billion dollars. Unlike a simple Internet search for various scholarships, this search engine matches Kansans to scholarships tailored to their skills, activities and interests. A scholarship search engine essentially adds filters to your search for scholarship money. This filtered search ensures a higher success rate because the scholarships you see are matched to the profile you build.
The Kansas ScholarShop initiative provides access to the Scholarship Search Database. Students qualified to set up Scholarship Search accounts include:
Parents, educators, and administrators may all set up Scholarship Search accounts on behalf of a specific student, but students are still responsible for applying to the specific scholarships themselves.
The search engine is powered by the profile you build. The more information you provide (skills, activities and interests) the more success you will have. Be ready to provide information like…
When building your profile, the questions asked often allow for up to 5 options. Keep in mind that more is better when responding to the profile questions.
Let's start the scholarship search by building your profile!