Director: Dr. Emily Clark
The Kemper Scholars program allows students to participate in summer internships at both non-profit and for-profit companies. The Kemper program also provides some funding for students throughout the school year.
Kemper Foundation: http://www.jskemper.org/scholars.html
2015 Application: http://www.uiw.edu/finaid/Kemper.html
Eligible candidates must be first-year students with freshman standing at the time of selection enrolled full-time at The University of the Incarnate Word. The Kemper Foundation is looking for unusually mature students with broad interests and a record of academic achievement, extracurricular activity, community service, and leadership ability. Successful candidates will have a commitment to the liberal arts and will maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average. They will have an interest in exploring careers in administration and/or business. 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.
Overview Of Program:
Benefits for the Scholars
Kemper Scholars receive scholarship financial assistance for three years of $3,000-$10,000 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 select and secure their own post-junior year summer internships in for-profit businesses.
Freshman Year: Students apply and participate in a rigrous selection process during the Spring semester; the selected student attends the August Kemper Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Sophomore Year: Students spend their summer working at a non-profit in Chicago and participate in intensive workshops with the Kemper staff.
Junior Year: Students spend their summer working at a for-profit in a global location of their choice.
CURRENT UIW KEMPER SCHOLARS:
Freshman/Rising Sophomore: Olivia Almirudis
Sophomore/Rising Junior: Darian Thomas
Junior/Rising Senior: Victoria Perez