The First-year students Parker Burrus of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lee Sommerfeldt of Sealy, Texas at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.
About the Scholarship Program:
The Kemper Scholars Program was founded in 1948. The Kemper Scholars Program primarily focuses on supporting the students of college and university whose chosen area of study is related to insurance administration. The highly selective Kemper Scholarship Program prepares students throughout their undergraduate days for leadership and service, especially in the fields of administration and business.
About the Scholarship Provider:
The James S. Kemper Foundation funds the Kemper Scholarship Program. The foundation supports undergraduate study of the liberal arts as the best preparation for life and career. It also provides opportunities for career exploration, practical experience and professional growth of the students. The fundamental philosophy of the James S. Kemper Foundation is to provide college-level education that helps the students to build the career in administration and business.
About the Scholarship Holder:
Burrus is a volunteer in the special needs program of Rockbridge County (Virginia) public schools. She is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at W&L University and works on its public relations committee. Major in business administration, is the future planning of Burrus.
Sommerfeldt is a member of Venture Club of W&L University, which helps the students to learn about start-up businesses in a hands-on environment and promotes entrepreneurship. He is also a member of University’s First-Year Leadership Council, which promotes campus and community activities that lead to an organized, united and active first-year class. He also belongs to Sigma Nu fraternity and his future plan is to major in accounting and Japanese.
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