Denver, Colorado-based cannabis technology firm Veriheal is offering another $20,000 in scholarships to 20 students with the best ideas to improve the industry. Last year, the company awarded $10,000 to 10 students.
The scholarships are not limited to any academic concentration, open to high school seniors and college students of all ages in the U.S. Applicants are required to submit one 1,000-plus word essay describing their plans to improve the cannabis space. Winners will be chosen based on the best overall combination of knowledge, innovation, and passion for the future of cannabis as an industry and medical medium, the company said.
Veriheal co-Founder and co-CEO, Joshua Green, said the company is “fortunate to be in the position to support budding entrepreneurs from all walks of life and bring diverse, fresh perspectives to the cannabis field.” The company noted it has experienced “triple-digit growth over the past year.”
“With this scholarship fund, we’re putting $20,000 directly into the hands of a new generation of innovators who will help shape the future of our industry. The cannabis category is growing at an extraordinary rate, and there are many complex problems that must be solved across all sectors, from finance and technology to science and education.” – Green in a press release
Last year’s winners’ essays included business, agriculture, biochemistry, public health, pharmacology, medicine, and liberal arts topics.
The deadline for the 2021 scholarship is July 30. The winners will be announced in August.
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