A national higher education association has selected senior political science and international studies major Mariela Martinez as one of the first students for the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
Campus Compact – a coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities – selected 20 college students from California and Iowa for the program, which requires participants to lead a community-engaged project on their campus. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.
For her project – called “Speak, Listen, and Know” – Martinez has been working with departments and groups on campus, as well as community-based organizations, to organize four week-long events surrounding identity awareness and diversity. The four events focus on interfaith groups, LGBTQ, migrants, and various ethnicities. Read more
The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic responsibility.