Eligibility – Who Can Apply?

Application Requirements

Prospective Kemper Scholars must 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:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial science
  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Data analytics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human resources management
  • Information systems
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Applicants must be enrolled at a Kemper Scholars Program Partner Institution:

Note: Students enrolled at other institutions cannot be considered for the Kemper Scholars Program, nor are new institutions considered as partners, except by invitation from the James S. Kemper Foundation.

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Additional Application Requirements

Note: A student who is an immediate family member of employees of the Kemper family of companies or the James S. Kemper Foundation is not eligible to be a Kemper Scholar.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or a permanent resident visa, with full work authorization
  • Willing to consider a career in the insurance industry
  • 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
  • Secure support and permission of parents or guardians to participate in and travel to all program-related activities, including summer internships and events


We will be accepting applications beginning Friday, August 21, 2020.