The pioneer continues for the Cannabis Center of Excellence at Lake Superior State University.
In 2019, the center opened as the country’s first cannabis chemistry program. In April 2021, the center announced its first cannabis chemistry scholarship, an annual award of $ 1,200. And now the center is providing more financial assistance to its students through an annual scholarship fund endowed with $ 25,000 held in perpetuity which translates into an additional scholarship of $ 1,200 each year for a deserving cannabis chemistry major. The two $ 1,200 cannabis chemistry scholarships will go into effect for the fall semester of 2021.
Wheelhouse Cannabis Co., based in nearby DeTour Village, MI, and dedicated to providing premium medical and recreational marijuana extracts and flowers, has subscribed to the $ 25,000 scholarship fund and the funds related. Applicants for this non-renewable grant must be full-time or higher second year students, major in Cannabis Chemistry, maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and be a graduate of a school secondary school in Chippewa, Mackinac or Luce County. Preference will be given to first generation and under-represented students.
“Wheelhouse Cannabis Co. is opening our doors even wider with this visionary scholarship fund,” said LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley. “It strengthens our cutting edge and transformative education. It advances social mobility. It helps equip our graduates with the knowledge and skills to create rewarding employment lives. And he is making new breakthroughs in a revolutionary field. Bottom line, this scholarship fund is another harbinger of LSSU and the Cannabis Chemistry program as models for student development, career innovation, community partnerships and gradual inclusion.
Wheelhouse Cannabis President / CEO Chase Horsburgh said his company has partnered with LSSU because the center is leading the way in the booming industry and because the university provides affordable education to an underserved regional population. . “Wheelhouse Cannabis Co is proud to support the LSSU Cannabis Center of Excellence,” said Horsburgh. “As the cannabis industry continues its transition to mainstream, LSSU will be an integral part of nurturing the national talent pool with formally trained graduates. Given our closeness to the school, we look forward to fostering a strong working relationship with LSSU and its alumni for years to come. Kudos to President Hanley, Dean Johnson, the Board of Trustees and the Faculty for their vision and diligence in making this program happen.
Dr. Steven Johnson, Dean of the College of Science and the Environment at LSSU, added: “We are grateful for this generous support to our Cannabis Chemistry program and, most importantly, to our students. The academic pursuit of preparing the next generation of cannabis chemistry workers began and continues with Lake Superior State University. Students have access to our cannabis analysis laboratory, internships and the best partners in the industry. Now, with the support of Wheelhouse Cannabis, we’re making LSSU’s already affordable education even more accessible.