Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

What is the Pepsi Enhancement Fund?



As part of the University’s pouring rights contract, Pepsi contributes $50,000 each fall and spring semester to enhance events and programs that benefit the campus community. These funds help underwrite the cost of programs that broadly affect the campus population. Thanks to Pepsi's generous contribution, we can fund some amazing programs! Some of the programs that received funding for the Fall 2019 school year include Welcome to the BlG Show, Mental Health Awareness Week, DC Dancesort Inferno, Young Researcher’s Conference, Room Decorating with Studio A, and SEE Haunted House. 

Spring 2021 Proposal Funding Determination

Dear Pepsi Funding Applicant:

 

Thank you for applying for Spring 2021 program funding from the Pepsi Enhancement Fund. At this time, this process is currently on hold until further information is received on the status of future funding. If you are a recognized student organization with SORC, your student group may apply for funding through the SGA Finance Committee. More information can be found on the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) website. As more information is available on the Pepsi fund we will be in touch with updates. Thank you.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

 

In response to COVID-19, we are providing options to departments and student organizations of how you will handle your Pepsi award for this semester. We understand that COVID-19 impacts many events. Since there are no large in-person events or programs for the fall semester, groups will need to make a decision about your scheduled event/program.

 

Here are the options available for your group in regards to your Pepsi award:

 

1. Have the ability to put your program on virtually in place of an in-person event, and it will still occur this semester.
2. Plan to hold the same intended event and for the program to occur in spring 2021.  
3. Cancel your event 

 

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns: pepsiawards@umd.edu

SPRING 2021 PEPSI ENHANCEMENT FUND

 

 

Each semester the Review Committee for the Pepsi Enhancement Fund send out a call for proposals for program funding.  At this time, we encourage you to submit proposals for the Spring 2021 term.  The programs and events must occur during January 25 - May 11, 2021.

 

A $50,000 fund, generously provided by PepsiCo, will be used to underwrite the cost of programs that broadly affect the campus population.  For Fall 2020, we received 69 proposals, and we were able to award 58 grants.  Some of the programs receiving funding include Womxn in Symposium, Kidney Disease Screening Event, Careers in Communication, Technica Hacks, Mental Health Awareness Week, and Dorm Room Decorating with Studio A.

 

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?

 

Submit your proposal online at https://stampunion.umd.edu/pepsi/ prior to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020.  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 October.  Departments and organizations receiving funds will be notified following the Review Committee meeting and the funds will be available at the start of the spring semester.  Please note, in order to accommodate the greatest number of groups in our funding process, a sponsoring organization may not submit more than two (2) proposals per semester.

 

Thank you, in advance, for submitting your proposal for Pepsi Enhancement Funds.  Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Donna Lim at dylim@umd.edu or at 301-314-8491.

 

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