How do I Apply?
Once you have confirmed your eligibility and reviewed application requirements, your journey as a prospective Kemper Scholar begins with the online application.
1) Online Application
Complete the online application by the Wednesday after MLK Day of your spring term, first year of college.
2) Campus Review
Current Kemper Scholars and your Campus Coordinator will review your application and may invite you for a first-round interview in January or February.
3) In-person Interviews
Once selected as a finalist by your campus review committee, you will complete a final in-person, on-campus interview with Foundation staff some time in February or March.
By mid-April, Foundation staff announce the newest class of Kemper Scholars and submit award acceptance materials.
Access the Online Portal
Your application as a prospective Kemper Scholar will begin via our online portal.
By setting up your email and password, you will be able to access the application form.
You may begin the application at any time starting August 23, 2019, save what you have written as a draft, and return again to edit and add more later.
To be considered for the Kemper Scholars Program, you must submit your completed application by January 22, 2020.
We look forward to learning more about you as we select our next class of Kemper Scholars.