Hazel Park, Michigan-based Steadfast Labs is offering an annual $1,200 scholarship for Lake Superior University students studying cannabis chemistry through the university’s Cannabis Center of Excellence. The cannabis-focused chemistry program launched in 2019.
Applicants must be at least sophomore status and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and preference will be given to students residing in Wayne and Oakland Counties – the service areas for Steadfast.
Dr. Steven Johnson, dean of the College of Science and the Environment at LSSU, said the scholarship “not only continues [LSSU’s] trendsetting ways” in the “vital new field” but helps make the university’s “already affordable tuition even more reasonable” for the students that receive the award.
“When our Cannabis Center of Excellence began operations, members from Steadfast Labs toured the facilities and conducted guest lectures for our students. By funding this scholarship, Steadfast Labs again demonstrates their commitment to supporting future chemists who will enter the workforce and provide public safety in the cannabis field.” – Johnson in a press release
Johnson told CNN that the cannabis chemistry program has been “growing exponentially.” Students who complete the program would be qualified for clinical chemist, food safety and quality assurance chemist, and formulation and process development scientist positions, according to the LSSU website.
Avram Zallen, founder and CEO of Steadfast Labs told CNN that the company believes that “education is the key to raising the level of safety and integrity in the industry.”
“Education of the consumer and education within the industry,” he said.
“It is our great pleasure to grant this unprecedented scholarship for a cutting-edge program in an innovative industry,” Zallen said in a statement. “This grant is another opportunity for Steadfast to help LSSU students pursue careers in this exciting and important industry.”
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