Student Eligibility

Prospective Kemper Scholars must meet these basic standards:

  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in pursuing a business career by declaring or expressing their intent to declare a major or minor in a business-related field. Possible courses of study include but are not limited to: business administration, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, data analytics, human resource management, actuarial science, information systems and information technology
  • Be enrolled at a Kemper Scholars Program Partner Institution
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or a permanent resident visa, with full work authorization
  • Express a willingness to explore a career in the insurance industry
  • Be on track to graduate in no less than four years and have completed less than 20% of the coursework required for their major
  • Be 18 years old by May 15 of their first year of college
  • Have secured the support of parents or guardians and their permission to participate in and travel to all program-related activities, including summer internships and meetings
  • A student who is a member of the immediate family of the Kemper family of companies or the James S. Kemper Foundation is not eligible to be a Kemper Scholar