Kemper Scholars

Kemper Scholars



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:

2015 Application:



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.



Freshman/Rising Sophomore: Olivia Almirudis

Sophomore/Rising Junior: Darian Thomas

Junior/Rising Senior: Victoria Perez