Linfield freshman wins Kemper Scholarship

Linfield is one of two Pacific Northwest schools, and 16 nationwide, to receive prestigious Kemper Scholarships. Blake Densley ’14 is one of this year’s two Linfield recipients.

Kemper scholars receive significant annual scholarships and professional internships with major nonprofit organizations in Chicago.

Densley is majoring in exercise science at Linfield. He serves as a student ambassador with the Office of Admission and a senator for the Associated Students of Linfield College. He also hikes and backpacks in the Cascade Mountains with the student outdoor club.

He hopes to use his Kemper Scholarship to gain experience and connections with nonprofit organizations that promote environmental conservation. Ultimately, he hopes to pursue a professional path that connects outdoor activities to sports medicine or physical therapy, or to work with a business or nonprofit organization that has a connection to the outdoors or the environment.

Kemper scholars are chosen from a select group of 16 liberal arts colleges around the country, with one scholar typically named for each school,” says Deborah Olsen, competitive scholarships advisor at Linfield.

In its first year of participation, Linfield has received two scholarships.

Learn more about nationally competitive scholarships.