FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date November 4, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny - (425) 352-3395 – firstname.lastname@example.org
BOTHELL, Wash. – By participating as an entry in the November Pepsi Refresh Project, the University of Washington Bothell has the opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant to fund the UW Bothell Dream Project through. Winners will be chosen through online voting.
The UW Bothell Dream Project is a student-initiated high school outreach program that operates as a University of Washington Bothell course, partnering UW Bothell students with first-generation and low-income high school students to help them achieve the dream of attending college. The program's dual-focus approach strives not only to help these high school students, but also to teach UW Bothell students about important social issues through a unique, hands-on experience.
The Dream Project campaign is built around a goal to increase college access for first-generation or low income students and to support their success once enrolled.
If selected, the UW Bothell Dream Project will utilize the grant in the following ways:
Workbooks for scholars and mentors
Transportation for scholars, their families, and mentors
Admissions and financial aid workshops on campus
Printing and publicity
Work study student salary
Supplies for weekly school visits
Votes for UW Bothell can be cast through the month of November and can be voted for once daily. There are two easy ways to cast your votes:
Text 103670* to Pepsi (73774) (*standard messaging rates apply)
Visit the Pepsi Refresh Project website: http://www.refresheverything.com/uwbdreamproject
To learn more about the UW Bothell Dream Project, visit their website: http://www.uwb.edu/dreamproject.
About the Pepsi Refresh Project: The Pepsi Refresh Project is a community outreach program that looks for people, businesses and non-profits that have ideas that will have a positive impact on the community all over the United States. Each month, 1000 entries are accepted to move to the voting stage. During the voting stage people can text or visit the Pepsi Refresh Project website to vote for their favorite idea. For more information on the Pepsi Refresh Project visit http://www.refresheverything.com/index
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.
More UW Bothell information:
Press Releases: www.uwb.edu/news
Upcoming Events: www.uwb.edu/calendar