Willamette student named national Kemper Scholar

The James S. Kemper Foundation has selected Amara Fanucci ’14 for the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program, which prepares her for leadership and service in the management and business fields.

Fanucci was selected on the basis of academic excellence, character, and leadership and service experience. She will receive annual scholarships of up to $10,000 for her remaining years of college, along with ongoing mentoring and the ability to attend annual conferences with Kemper Scholars from across the country.

She also will receive stipends for two summer internships: one at a nonprofit organization in Chicago, and the other at a for-profit organization of her choice.

Fanucci plans to major in rhetoric and media studies, with minors in anthropology and psychology, and she is passionate about the arts and service.

Her activities at Willamette include voice lessons, Pi Beta Phi sorority, the Relay for Life planning committee, serving on the design staff for Chrysalis literary magazine and volunteering with Bearcats Offering Others Meals. She is also on the board of directors for the Stanley Ann Dunham scholarship, which serves women graduating from Mercer Island High School in Washington.

Willamette is one of 15 small colleges that can nominate students to be Kemper Scholars. For more information about national scholarships for students, visit Student Academic Grants and Awards.