The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a five-year, $900,000 commitment from The Kemper Foundation to champion diversity and inclusion efforts within the school.
The donation will fund the Kemper Scholars Program, a new scholarship program for WSB students from underrepresented populations working towards their undergraduate degrees. The program, which began in the fall of 2021, awards $5,000 scholarships to each of 15 juniors and 15 seniors studying risk management and insurance, actuarial science, finance, or accounting and information systems who meet the following requirements:
- Considered to be a member of an underrepresented group or population as defined by WSB
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Has junior or senior standing at the Wisconsin School of Business
- A minimum 3.0 GPA
- Demonstrates a financial need