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 grant, participate in a civic leadership learning community and complete a community-based experiential learning project.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 students from Iowa and Minnesota were selected for this program and are completing their projects now. Meet the 2018-2019 Principal Community Scholars.
Scholars 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.