Christ College Kemper Scholars

 "Education is a kind of insurance. It enables the individual to draw on the experiences of the many to live with integrity, dignity, and usefulness. James Scott Kemper 1967

The Kemper Scholars Program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business. The Foundation believes that undergraduate study of the liberal arts offers the best preparation for life and career; thus the program aims to promote education in the liberal arts while providing opportunities for career exploration, practical experience, and professional growth.

Kemper Scholars receive scholarship financial assistance for three years of $3,000-$8,000 a year depending on demonstrated need. Scholars receive $2,000-$6,000 in summer project stipends for two years. They attend the annual Kemper Scholars Conference for three years. Scholars are placed in an internship at a non-profit organization in Chicago during their post-sophomore year summer. Scholars design and propose their own post-junior year summer projects.

Current Kemper Scholars 

Michael MeadMichael Mead
Kemper Scholar 2011-2014
Geneva, Illinois
Junior, English and Theater majors

Valpo's Kemper Scholar selected in 2011 Michael spent summer 2012 interning with the Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago, Illinois and summer 2013 with Wells Fargo in South Dakota.

Amanda Master Amanda Master
Kemper Scholar 2012-2015
Argos, Indiana
Sophomore, Communication and Spanish majors


Valpo's Kemper Scholar selected in 2012 Amanda spent summer 2013 interning with the Rogers Park Business Alliance. 

Justin ReedJustin Reed 
Kemper Scholar 2013-2016
Valparaiso, Indiana 
Sophomore, Physics major

Selected as a Kemper Scholar in 2013 Justin joins a select group of students from across the country who will benefit from the combination of a liberal arts education and opportunities for career exploration and practical experience through summer internships.

Recent Kemper Scholar Alumni

Chris Larson Chris Larson '13
Andrew Jarrett Andrew Jarratt '12
Employed by Protiviti Consulting, Chicago, Ill
Emily Von Qualen Emily VonQualen '11
Attending Tulane Law School
Chet Cameron Chet Cameron '10
JD from University of Arkansas
Olivia Hilmer Olivia Hillmer '09
Exhibitions Assistant at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Bonnie Keane Bonnie Keane '09
Law Clerk for the Honorable Bobby E. Shepard, El Dorado, AR
Matt Cavin Matt Cavin '08
Employed by Deloitte Consulting, Chicago, Ill