Principal and Campus Compact Announce New Partnership

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Iowa and Calfornia Campus Compact today announced a new partnership with Principal® to create a Principal Community Scholars Program. The program, being piloted in Iowa and California, will provide scholarships to college students in business and related fields across both states.

Lindsay Moser, University Relations and Recruiting Manager at Principal shared, “We are proud to partner with Iowa and California Campus Compact to pilot this program.  It is thrilling to see an experiential learning program be available to students who are diverse with interest in business and global development. Programs like these build a critical pipeline for tomorrow’s workforce.”

The program, open to Campus Compact member higher education institutions only, will bring students together in a network and support them in planning community-focused projects on their campuses. These community-based, experiential learning opportunities have the power to help students build important skills for their careers and make an impact on a community issue. The skills students can build through these experiences often align with the top qualities employers seek.

“Studies show that students build crucial skills through community projects,” said Iowa Campus Compact Executive Director Emily Shields. “This partnership will allow us support students in building these skills and positively impacting communities.”

The program will offer $1,000 scholarships to students who complete a community project, participate in a learning community, and complete other requirements. Principal will be offering key sessions related to project planning and networking to advance the program development.  Eligible students must be full-time undergraduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and majoring in a field related to business. Preference will be given to select a diverse group of participants who have demonstrated interest in community leadership.

The nomination process will open early next month for the Spring 2017 cohort of students.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office and 34 state and regional affiliates. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.

For more information contact Emily Shields at (515) 235-4684 or eshields {at} iwcc(.)edu.