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Program overview

DataSetGo is a first-of-its-kind digital education program designed to empower youth with the knowledge of data science fundamentals and its value in the job market. Students will learn how to apply data science concepts in the finance industry and to build their personal financial literacy and wellness. This program consists of two digital courses designed for high school students, Data Science Foundations and Data Science Exploration: Financial Wellness.

Curriculum details

Data Science Foundations is comprised of four modules, each of which takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. Scholars will learn the key terminology, data science concepts, analysis basics, and understand how different industries use data science and employ data scientists. They will recognize how data science concepts can be used in life and work.


What is Data Science?

Gain basic knowledge about the field of data science and how data is used to inform, decide, and predict


Collecting, Cleaning, and Validating Data

Discover the methods used to collect, clean, and validate data


Analyzing and Visualizing Data

Learn about the processes of analyzing and visualizing data & different ways that data can be presented


Reporting and Acting on Data

Understand the uses of dashboards & reports and how they impact business decisions

The DataSetGo Distinguished Scholar Award Competition is now closed.

Check back in September for more opportunities!



Complete at least one Data Science Foundations or Data Science Exploration: Financial Wellness module.




Write a 300-500 word essay in response to this question:

What was the most memorable or surprising thing that you learned about data science and how will you use this new knowledge in your career, to advance your personal financial goals, or in other parts of your life?



Complete the entry form below and click submit.


Data Science Exploration: Financial Wellness helps users learn how data science is used in the financial industry and specific careers that utilize data science. An interactive simulation gives learners a chance to practice applying data science concepts to identify financial wellness solutions for common issues faced by young adults. This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


For Community Organizations

Community organizations should complete this registration form to request access to two Data Science courses for your students. If you are an educator or school official, click here for access.

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Financial education for families

Principal Foundation also provides free opportunities for families to learn about important financial topics including banking, investing, and paying for college and other important life events.

About Principal® Foundation

Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. (the “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.