We recognize that diversity in leadership and workforce makes us stronger, more adaptable, and more imaginative. We know this because the same is true for plant health when we cultivate a biologically-dynamic soil environment. We also recognize that women, minorities, and veterans have suffered the greatest under cannabis prohibition, so SSC would like to make restitution and reward promising women, minorities, and veterans in the cannabis industry by offering twenty $500 scholarships every year to advocates who demonstrate extraordinary leadership qualities.
How to Apply:Submit a 1-2 page essay describing your vision for a culturally-diverse, socially-responsible, and environmentally-sustainable future for the cannabis industry. Include a brief statement of your financial need or other hurdles. Judging criteria includes both essay and financial need. Terms:• Women/ vets who are also minorities may apply for either or both application categories.• Applicants for the Women category may be a biological woman or identify as a woman or both.• Minority category applicants must have at least 25 percent Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, Native American, etc heritage.• Applicants agree to allow SSC to publish your essay, giving author credit, to its website and other promotional materials.• Applicants agree to allow SSC to announce the awarding of their scholarship, if awarded, including the applicant’s name.• Award recipients must enroll and pay remaining tuition balance (if any) one week in advance of the first class. If enrollment is not completed by then, SSC will award the scholarship to the next highest-ranked applicant, who will then have 24-hours to complete enrollment.
We will contact three winners via email each quarter.