Washington and Lee University


Kemper Scholar Program

The Kemper program prepares students for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business. The James S. Kemper 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.  The Foundation hopes to foster future leaders who pursue a vigorous, broad undergraduate education while participating in community service, engaging in campus activities, and exploring their vocational calling outside the classroom.

Benefits for the Scholars

  • Kemper Scholars receive scholarship financial assistance for three years (amount depends on demonstrated need)
  • Scholars receive 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.

Eligible candidates must be first-year students with freshman standing at the time of selection.

Click here to go to W&L’s Kemper information page.

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