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CANNABIS WORKFORCE TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SPONSOR A CANNABIS WORKFORCE STUDENT?

The deadline for scholarship applications for the cannabis culinary workforce training is Jan 20, 2020.

Decades of cannabis prohibition have caused serious harm in Massachusetts communities, particularly communities of lower income, communities of color, and their families - wreaking havoc on livelihoods and future education and financial success.

The Cannabis Education Center (CEC) scholarship program is administered by the Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC a 501c3 organization working with the Holyoke Community College and C3RN hosted Cannabis Education Center (CEC) cannabis programs. Scholarships will be provided to those who have been impacted negatively by the drug war, those who are unemployed, underemployed and low income populations.

Limited Cannabis Workforce Development Training scholarships are available for specific cannabis programs that the CEC offers. Scholarships will be awarded based on application responses and scoring, a first come, first serve basis, completion of the program requirements by the awardee, and the availability of scholarship funds. Scholarships will be reviewed by the Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC. and designated reviewers at HCC.

CEC scholarship recipients are expected to maintain full-time enrollment in the program, be in good academic standing (based on HCC's and C3RN’s policies), and intend to make a lasting career in the cannabis industry.

The deadline for scholarship applications for the cannabis culinary workforce training is Jan 20, 2020.

CRITERIA (Applicants must qualify for at least one of these eight criteria)

1. Residence in an area of disproportionate impact as identified for at least 5 of the past 10 years and an income that does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level;

2. Either have been or currently unemployed or underemployed within the last six months from Holyoke and the surrounding areas. Note: An unemployed individual is defined as an individual who is not currently employed. An underemployed individual is defined as an individual who is working outside the target sector and earning less than a self-sustaining wage.

3. A past drug conviction and residence in Massachusetts for at least the preceding 12 months; or

4. Married to or the child of a person with a drug conviction and residence in Massachusetts for at least the preceding 12 months.

5. Those who have been arrested for cannabis or cannabis-related charges in any U.S. State;

6. Woman, Veteran, Disabled, Native American, LGTBQ, African American, Hispanic, or other Minority

7. Been unemployed for the last six months from Holyoke and the surrounding areas

8. Residents of Holyoke or surrounding areas that are identified as disproportionately impacted by the drug war by the cannabis control commission in Massachusetts.

Disclaimer: there are limited amounts of scholarships available for those on a first come, first serve basis.

CEC

A student scholarship ($3,000) will go towards supporting a student who is unemployed, underemployed, negatively impacted by the drug war, low income or other minority status to have access education and career opportunities in the cannabis industry. By providing a scholarship, sponsors will:

  • Provide a student with a full workforce and internship training certificate for the cannabis industry 
  • Provide an educational opportunity for someone who might not otherwise have the chance
  • Enjoy tax credits contributing to 501c3 scholarships with the Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC (administrator of CEC scholarships) 

Email inquiries@c3researchnetwork.com to sponsor a student.



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