Kemper Scholars Program

Developing the next generation of leaders

The Kemper Foundation strives to empower young people to achieve their full potential

Since 1948, the Kemper Scholars Program has been preparing college students for leadership and service in the business world. The program has awarded over 2,000 scholarships to help students develop into strong leaders with rewarding careers. Today, the Kemper Scholars Program has evolved to provide need-based scholarships, mentoring, and career navigation resources to assist high potential, diverse college students with a strong interest in insurance and financial services careers.

In 2022, The Kemper Foundation announced it was committing $4.5 million to the next generation of its Kemper Scholars Program. The program will award 650 scholarships over the next five years to high-achieving, diverse college students at 10 universities, including six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The program also provides financial grants to professors pursuing academic initiatives and to on-campus diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programs. In addition, The Kemper Foundation will partner with Kemper Corporation to offer over 325 internships to partner schools over the next five years.