The Principal Community Scholars Program is a collaboration between Principal and Campus Compact that supports the leadership development of undergraduate students seeking a business or business-related degree. The curriculum and project help students develop critical skills for their careers. Students are selected through a competitive process to receive a $1,000 scholarship, participate in a civic leadership learning community and complete a community-based experiential learning project.
Make a Nomination
The process for 2018-2019 academic year scholars is now open! See below for more information and the nomination form. The deadline has been extended to October 8, 2018.
Strong candidates are students who can propose projects related to Principal‘s goal of helping people learn, earn and save money. These can be local, national, or global projects and can be something the student is already working on for other purposes.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, 27 students from across the Midwest were selected for this program and are completing their projects now. Meet the 2017-2018 Principal Community Scholars.
Last year, 20 students were selected and reported improved student leadership skills, confidence, and efficacy to help them to see themselves as community leaders.
- 90% of scholars felt they were more aware of how to help their community
- 95% felt they were more likely to create positive change in their community
Selected students also accomplished successful projects to address a community priority, including STEM research, establishing a food pantry, social entrepreneurship ventures, and sustainability initiatives among other things. We were delighted by the projects students completed and invite you to view reflection videos they created.