Denver, Colorado-based cannabis tech company Veriheal is offering $10,000 in scholarships to students interested in the cannabis industry. The scholarship, however, is not limited to any specific academic concentration. Winning applicants will be selected based on the best combination of “sustainability, community, awareness, and innovation for the future of cannabis not only as an industry but as a medical medium,” the company said.
In a press release, the company indicated that focuses such as pharmacology, botany, and business would be relevant for the scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to 10 students at $1,000 each, according to the application website.
“Higher education is certainly an investment in the future. Veriheal is willing to take stock in motivated students who want to innovate and contribute extensively to the cannabis sector. In a budding industry that is constantly experiencing new developments, it’s crucial to have circulation of intrigue, and fresh minds that are devoted to strengthening progress. Veriheal recognizes this importance and is inspired to lend a helping hand wherever possible to promote worldwide accessibility to medical cannabis.” – Veriheal in a press release
Traditional colleges and universities throughout the U.S. have launched cannabis-centric degree and certificate programs in the wake of medical, recreational, and hemp legalization, along with several cannabis industry-specific colleges.
Veriheal’s scholarship is open to high school seniors who have signed college letters of intent and current college students. The deadline for applications is July 30.