SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Lake Superior State University is now offering a scholarship for students in cannabis chemistry.
Hazel Park-based Steadfast Labs has established the $1,200 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in cannabis chemistry at LSSU, according to a university news release. Applicants must be sophomores and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who live in Wayne or Oakland counties – the service area for Steadfast Labs.
“When our Cannabis Center of Excellence began operations, members from Steadfast Labs toured the facilities and conducted guest lectures for our students,” Steven Johnson, LSSU dean of the College of Science and the Environment. “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.”
LSSU opened its 2,600-square-foot Cannabis Center of Excellence in February 2020 about a year after the university launched its cannabis chemistry and cannabis business majors. The center provides a place to train undergraduate students as “job-ready chemists, with hands-on, innovative experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation and industry protocols,” university officials previously said.
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Graduates from the new chemistry programs are expected to be in high demand for safety labs and quality assurance positions in any industry, officials have said.
“The scholarship reinforces key components of our vision statement: being vanguard-focused and driving social mobility,” LSSU President Rodney Hanley said. “Our growing relationship with Steadfast Labs additionally furthers numerous parts of our strategic plan, including enhancing academic offerings, positioning cannabis studies as a national leader of academic inquiry, and bolstering community partnerships.”
More information on LSSU’s cannabis chemistry programs can be found here.
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