$420,000 awarded in cannabis tax-funded program

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PUEBLO, Colo. — Scholarships totaling $420,000 will be awarded for the 2017-18 school year from what is believed to be the world’s first cannabis tax-funded scholarship program.

The Pueblo County commissioners and the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation will award about $2,000 of it to 210 students on Tuesday.

All graduating seniors living in Pueblo County are automatically eligible for the scholarship. They just have to plan to attend a local college or university.

To apply for the scholarship, students need to fill out an online application.