"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.
Kemper Scholar selected in 2010 Chris interned for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago during the summer of 2011 and in 2012 with Braintree Payments Company, Chicago, Illinois.
Valpo's Kemper Scholar selected in 2011 Michael spent summer 2012 interning with the Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago, Illinois.
Kemper Scholar 2012-2015
Sophomore, Communication and Spanish majors
Selected as a Kemper Scholar in 20121 Amanda 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.