William Gavett, from Walton, N.Y., and Jeffrey Kryger, a resident of Cortland, are this yearís honorees. Both students are majoring in management information systems (MIS). Since 1997, seven RIT undergraduate business students have been named Kemper Scholars.
The program, sponsored by the James S. Kemper Foundation, seeks to connect summer business experience with undergraduate academic learning. In addition to grant money, students receive summer positions within Kemper Insurance Co. and will have a choice of several locations in the United States.
"Weíre proud of the Kemper Foundationís ongoing commitment to supporting the quality of an RIT business education," says Thomas Hopkins, RITís College of Business dean. "Itís a prestigious program that allows students to tap into their full potential."
Organizers of the Kemper Scholars program say RIT scholars must demonstrate an intense commitment to preparing themselves for careers in business. They also share a sense of responsibility to the community and a desire to help others. Students must be MIS majors in RITís College of Business and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.