Principal® Foundation Sponsors EVERFI Black History Month Challenge

Students can compete in essay contest to win scholarships
Feb 3, 2022 1:15 PM ET
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Des Moines, Iowa, February 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Principal® Foundation is inviting high school students across the U.S. to participate in the Black History Month Challenge for a chance to win a college scholarship. The challenge was created by EVERFI, an innovator in digital social impact education, to help students in grades 9-12 understand the events that have shaped Black history and their connections to today.

The Black History Month Challenge is open to all students between the ages of 13-18, and presents a fun and interactive way to explore some of the lesser-known stories about the Black experience in the U.S. The lessons also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Black business titans and explore Black contributions to medicine.

Students will complete four digital lessons and compete in a capstone essay contest by answering a question about what they have learned. EVERFI, with support from Principal® Foundation, will award a combined total of $5,000 in scholarships to three winners of the challenge. Last year, nearly 1,200 students participated in the Principal inaugural support of the Black History Month Challenge.

To participate, visit this link: Black History Month | Principal Financial Group ( All entries must be submitted by February 28, 2022 to be eligible to win.

About Principal® Foundation

Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. (“Principal Foundation”) is a duly recognized 501(c)(3) entity focused on providing philanthropic support to programs that build financial security in the communities where Principal Financial Group, Inc. (“Principal”) operates. While Principal Foundation receives funding from Principal, Principal Foundation is a distinct, independent, charitable entity. Principal Foundation does not practice any form of investment advisory services and is not authorized to do so.


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