Principal® invites students to compete in EVERFI Black History Month scholarship challenge

Principal Financial Group® is inviting high school students in the U.S. to participate in the EVERFI Black History Month Challenge, a first-of-its-kind national scholarship competition to inspire students and spark critical conversations.

The challenge runs through the month of February and was created by EVERFI, an innovator in social impact education, to help students in grades 9-12 understand the Black experience through perspectives, successes, and struggles. Students will complete four digital lessons and compete in a capstone essay contest, in which they’re invited to share a plan for fostering conversation about Black history in their communities year-round. EVERFI will award a total of $20,000 in scholarships to three winners of the challenge.

Learn more and find out how students can participate.

“Principal is committed to increasing access to products, resources, and insight that help people around the world pursue financial security with confidence,” says Jo Christine Miles, director of community relations. “Education is vital to fostering a more equal, inclusive, and just future, as well as a cornerstone of financial literacy and economic mobility. We hope the Black History Month Challenge helps students and families use history as a lens for understanding current events, encourages conversations about race and social justice, and helps scholarship recipients enjoy access to the benefits of higher education.”

Operating in more than 25 global nations and territories, Principal is committed to advancing inclusion, representation, accessibility, and equality within its workplace, business practices, and the communities in which its more than 17,000 employees and 34.5 million customers live and work.

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