Oaksterdam University Launches Big Rock Minority Scholarships Investing in the Cannabis Workforce

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

San Francisco, CA, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oaksterdam University​ (​O​U​), the first established and preeminent Cannabis University in the United States, is proud to announce the launch of a $25,000 Big Rock Minority Scholarship. The scholarship will focus on Latinos – The Jim Gonzalez Award; Veterans – The Bruce Scott Award; African Americans – The Alice Huffman Award, and Seniors – The Gayle Tice Award. Applications are now available: http://oaksterdamuniversity.com/scholarships/ ​

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the appropriate demographic and identify their desired coursework. Scholarships will be granted on a rolling basis until the scholarship has expired.

Dr. Aseem Sappal, Provost of OU, states “As the cannabis industry continues to develop new business opportunities, medical advancements and academic evolution, Big Rock and Oaksterdam University will lead the way in educating, training and developing a knowledgeable and dynamic workforce.“

An innovative cannabis business developer headquartered in San Francisco, ​Big Rock​ created and funded this scholarship to continue to build this important workforce inclusive of minorities.

About Oaksterdam University
Founded in 2007, in Oakland, California, Oaksterdam University is America’s first cannabis college. Since opening its doors, OU has been a forerunner in providing the highest quality and most comprehensive training available for the cannabis community and industry. Oaksterdam’s faculty is comprised of some of the most recognized professionals, attorneys, academics, cultivators and entrepreneurs. With the world’s only hands-on training facility and over 30,000 alumni from around the globe, Oaksterdam has established itself as the world’s premier cannabis college. ​Oaksterdam University serves these demographics and will continue to cultivate leaders and drive the advancement of cutting edge training, education and business evolution in the cannabis industry.

About Big Rock
Big Rock​ is a San Francisco-based family office dedicated to serving the California hospitality, wellness and cannabis business community. Big Rock invests, consults, and supports businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who are driving positive change in these industries.

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