First-ever pot tax scholarships awarded to 25 Pueblo students

One Colorado county awards 25 high school students with scholarships…funded by weed:

  • ‘I’m humbled to be one of the first ever to receive the scholarship’: Pueblo County has set aside $750,000 from pot excise taxes to help high school graduates go to college
  • Pueblo: The students were each awarded $2,000 scholarships – $1,000 from marijuana excise tax funds and a matched $1,000 from the Colorado Opportunity grant – which they can use at Colorado State University-Pueblo or Pueblo Community College.
  • To distribute the funds, county commissioners partnered with the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, which has been privately raising funds for student scholarships since the 1980s, and is the largest scholarship entity in the county.
  • The county teamed up with the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation to start awarding the scholarships to high school students this year, although next year is when the full funds will be available.
  • Pace said the ballot language allows 400 students to receive a scholarship next year.

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@cannabist: “One Colorado county awards 25 high school students with scholarships…funded by weed:”


First-ever marijuana scholarships awarded to 25 Pueblo students to help them go to college. Next year, the scholarships will go to 400 students.


First-ever pot tax scholarships awarded to 25 Pueblo students

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