COLUMBIA — With less than two weeks to go, MedZou is close to winning a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project this month.
MedZou, a student-run clinic that works with uninsured patients, was in 14th place Wednesday morning for the $50,000 prize level in the contest's "Health" category, up from 67th place at the start of December.
The top 10 projects at the end of each month are awarded funding, and projects can enter for multiple months. MedZou first entered the contest in November but ranked 22nd at the end of that month.
According to its profile on the contest's website, the clinic would use the funding to offer critical diagnostic services for patients, such as X-rays, ultrasounds and electrocardiograms.
Users can vote for 10 different ideas each day, and voting is open until Dec. 31.
Finalists will be announced Jan. 3.