County Raises $2.3M in Student Scholarships with Cannabis Taxes

Pueblo County, Colorado is set to provide $2.3 million in scholarship funding to local students using cannabis-derived taxes.

Janelle Quick, director of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, told the Chieftain that the scholarships range from $1,200 to $2,000 depending on the student’s grade point average, essay scores, community service, and their contribution through the federal student loan program commonly known as FAFSA. Students can use the scholarships for any accredited institute of higher education. The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation will receive $676,800 for scholarships that it will disburse instead of the county.

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This County Raised $2.3M in Student Scholarships with Cannabis Taxes


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