The Pepsi Enhancement Fund This fund is not managed by the Student Government Association but can provide some funding to programs that may not be eligible for SGA funds.
Each semester the Review Committee for the Pepsi Enhancement Fund sends a out a call for proposals for program funding. At this time, groups are encouraged submit proposals for programs and events that will occur during the 2018 fall semester, Monday, August 27, 2018 through Friday, December 7, 2018.
A $50,000 fund, generously provided by PepsiCo, will be used to underwrite the cost of programs that broadly affect the campus population. For Spring 2018, the board received 158 proposals and was able to award 87 grants. Some of the programs receiving funding include the Terrapin Tango Festival, Arts Fest 2018, and Terrapin Triathlon and 5K. Each of the proposals will be measured by the following criteria:
1. Will the event/program contribute to the creation of campus community? 2. Will the event/program appeal to a wide audience of campus citizens? 3. Will the event/program contribute to the advancement of the academic mission of the University? 4. Will the event/program enhance the co-curriculum, enlarging opportunities for leadership, cultural and social exchange, and service to the University and broader community?
All proposals must be completed online and a response is required to all of the questions detailed on the form. The Pepsi Review Committee will review all proposals by the end of April. Departments and organizations will be notified of their award status following the Review Committee meeting and the funds will be available at the start of the fall semester. Please note, in order to accommodate the greatest number of groups in this funding process, a sponsoring organization may not submit more than two (2) proposals per semester.
Click here to find the application. Proposals should be submitted online prior toMonday, March 5, 2018 by 5pm.
Should you have any questions, call or email the office of Donna Lim, Associate Director of Engagement & Activities, at 301-314-8491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.