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Kemper Scholars

This page provides a resource hub of program information, specific to your class as a Kemper Scholar.

While the Program may not have all of its prior components, we hope this page will help keep you on track with scholarship tasks and serve a space for connection and resources and you prepare to launch into the world of work.


Reminders and To dos

Kemper Scholars Tasks (“Follow Up”)

Throughout each year in the program, you will still be asked to provide your ongoing transcripts and updated contact information in order to receive scholarship funds through graduation.

Please refer to the timeline below for what to expect as far as workflow around these tasks:

Fall Tasks [Due Sep 30]

  • Prior academic year official transcript

Optional items, if and when they are helpful to you:

  • SMART Goals Fall Y1
  • Scheduling call with Foundation staff
  • Resume Submission and LinkedIn Review with Foundation staff

Winter Tasks [Due Feb 10]

  • Grade Report (unofficial) to Foundation staff

Optional as is helpful to you:

  • SMART Goals Spring Y1
  • Scheduling meeting with Foundation staff on campus (work with your Campus Coordinator)

Summer Tasks [Due Jun 15]

  • Grade Report (official) to Foundation staff





Career and Employment Resources

As you prepare for summer internships and post-grad plans, we hope that the resources below can help you reflect and find the tools you need to navigate the world of work.

Nonprofit Internship Host Sites

Your Chicago Summer internship will take place at a Chicago nonprofit organization that Foundation staff have matched you with based on your interests, strengths, and the needs of each organization.

Organizations are selected for their capacity to provide serious, project-oriented work and for their willingness to mentor Kemper Scholars as you develop the professional skills required to successfully contribute to any organization.

  • American Cancer Society
  • Chicago Architecture Center
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Field Museum
  • JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Loyola University Chicago Business Office
  • Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Northwestern University Office of Risk Management
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Taproot Foundation
  • WorldChicago

Preparations for Your Chicago Summer Experience (2020):


Look ahead and keep in mind these dates as the lead up to your arrival in Chicago.


Complete your Goals Call with Foundation Staff

Discuss the progress you have made on your semester goals and discuss timeline and next steps for your Chicago nonprofit internship match.

Week of Thanksgiving

Foundation Staff will send you your assigned nonprofit internship site.

Foundation Staff will be in touch with you to inform you of your nonprofit internship match, and an e-introduction will be made to introduce you to your potential internship host site.


Schedule and complete your Skype or phone interview with your internship site.

Following e-introductions made via Foundation staff, connect with your internship site to schedule and confirm your interview. This will likely take place after the new year due to end-of-the-year fundraising taking place in December for many organizations.


Receive summer stipend for travel costs and Chicago summer needs.

This stipend will serve as a resource to purchase your travel to and from Chicago and will serve as your wages for your summer work with your designated nonprofit.

Begin booking or researching travel reservations to get to and from Chicago soon in order to access best pricing.

By March 31

Complete summer prep work as outlined in email from Foundation staff by March 31st.

This includes submitting roommate preferences, completing an online Strong Interest Inventory/Meyer-Briggs and the Chicago Summer Questionnaire in Foundant.

Tuesday June 2

Arrive to University Center no later than 12pm.

This is your move-in date to University Center, and the day will conclude with a Welcome Dinner with Jerry and Jenn.





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