With a record-breaking 800+ submissions, Veriheal demonstrates further commitment to supporting the education and innovation of aspiring leaders and innovators in the cannabis community. Since 2020, Veriheal has awarded $85,000 in scholarships to students seeking to change the evolving cannabis industry.
Veriheal acknowledges the escalating costs of higher education and, in response, has expanded its commitment to offer financial assistance to students passionate about cannabis. In 2023, the company is awarding a total of $30,000 in scholarships, with each of the three winners receiving $10,000 to aid in their educational pursuits.
After carefully reviewing the submissions, which closed on July 30, Veriheal selected the following recipients:
- Quemarr Moatamedi – University of Montana
- Maya Woods-Arthur – Harvard University
- Jensyn Huynh – Texas A&M University
Applicants were tasked with submitting a forward-thinking essay, a minimum of 1000 words, on how to enhance the cannabis industry, demonstrating creativity, sustainability, and a vision for the future. This year’s winners stood out for their exceptional combination of knowledge and passion for sustainability, community, awareness, and innovation within the cannabis space.
“The high number of submissions and the exceptional quality of ideas this year speaks volumes about the passion and vision of the next generation of cannabis leaders,” said Joshua Green, co-founder of Veriheal. “We’re thrilled to support and empower the minds and futures of those who will undoubtedly shape the industry.”
Next year’s Innovation in Cannabis Scholarship will open for submissions in Spring 2024. U.S. college students and high school seniors who are interested in the world of cannabis are strongly encouraged to apply.
Read more about the 2023 Innovation in Cannabis Scholarship winners here.
Veriheal is a healthcare technology company that facilitates access to medical marijuana cards. As the largest facilitator in the nation, Veriheal advocates for patients and ensures their safe access to regulated medical cannabis products. With a commitment to transparency and open communication, Veriheal operates as a concierge service, establishing HIPAA-compliant connections between patients and physicians through its proprietary platform. Visit veriheal.com for additional information.