Senior Scholarship Giveaway Nets 1000 Entries

State Treasurer Jake LaTurner receives 1000 entries in the first day of $50,000 Surprise a Senior Scholarships Giveaway

Topeka— Over 1000 nominations for the Surprise a Senior scholarship giveaway have flooded in following Wednesday morning’s announcement that Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner will be awarding 20 scholarships of $2500 each to Kansas high school seniors from across the state.

“We are thrilled at the response we are seeing as teachers, parents, grandparents, and friends have been filling our inboxes with nominations to surprise their favorite high school senior with one these scholarships,” said  Treasurer LaTurner. “It is heartwarming to know that even though the senior class of 2020 won’t be finishing up the school year the way they had hoped, there is no question that the people of Kansas care about their success after graduation.”

Contest entries will continue to be accepted through midnight April 30, 2020. The student must be nominated by someone who is 18 years or older. A student can receive multiple nominations; however, they will only be entered into the contest one time for the drawing.

Twenty scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to high school seniors obtaining their diploma in the 2019-2020 school year. Five scholarships will be given out in each of the four Kansas congressional districts. The winner will be selected via random drawing and the $2500 will be deposited into a new or existing LearningQuest® 529 Education Savings account for the student to use for qualified educational expenses. Entry rules can be found on the Kansas State Treasurer’s website at No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

All completed entries will be considered and winners will be notified by May 6, 2020.

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