The Scioto Foundation is hopping the community will untied behind their Pepsi Refresh Project Idea. The idea is for Pepsi to provide an additional $20,000 for each of the 12 school districts Ucan (University College Access Network) scholarship program.
"We are asking them (Pepsi) for $250,000, what we (Scioto Foundation) want to do is turn right around and give $20,000 to each of the 12 school districts in Scioto County to there scholarship endowment fund," Kim Cutlip, director of the Scioto Foundation said. "We (Scioto Foundation) are hoping to use $10,000 of that money for marketing of Ucan. That would be $240,000 into the schools endowment fund."
Cutlip said this project has to be community driven or it will not be successful.
"We felt that this is a good opportunity, to let the community show they are behind higher education for the community," Cutlip said.
According to the Scioto Foundation website (www.sciotofoundation.com), Ucan is, "the creation of a network connecting Scioto County school systems, families, community partners, local donors and the Scioto Foundation working together to achieve a mission that makes it possible for any child who wants to go to college to achieve that dream."
"We look at this as something bigger than a scholarship fund. We look at it as helping the community. Everything in this area will hopefully strengthen and grow when people have a high educational attainment," Cutlip said.
The public will have to vote on the idea for the project to get funded. People are permitted to vote everyday. To vote to for the idea visit http://www.refresheverything.com/ucan.
To find out more about the Ucan scholarship program call 354-4612.