The CEC scholarship fund is administered by the Cannabis Center of Excellence, Inc., a 501c3 organization working with the Holyoke Community College- and C3RN-hosted CEC programs. Scholarships may be provided to those who have been impacted negatively by the drug war, those who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or low-income, among other criteria.
(Applicants must qualify for at least one of these eight criteria)
Limited Cannabis Workforce Development Training scholarships are available for specific cannabis programs that the CEC offers. Scholarship applicants will first be notified of receipt of the scholarship application. Successful applicants will then be notified two weeks prior to the start of the workforce program for which they applied.
Please be advised: If applying to multiple programs, you will need to complete a scholarship application for each interested track. CEC scholarship recipients are expected to maintain full-time enrollment in the program, be in good academic standing (based on Cannabis Education Center policies), and intend to make a lasting career in the cannabis industry.
Scholarships will be awarded and based on:
There are a limited number of scholarships available, and they are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
How to Apply:
Please note: Using the scholarship option at payment or applying for a scholarship does not guarantee you will be awarded a scholarship.
Payment plans are available for the Patient Advocate/Bud Tender, Cannabis Cultivation Assistant, Cannabis Extraction Technician Assistant, and Cannabis Culinary Assistant programs and are broken down as follows:
Select "Payment Plan" when checking out.