National Cannabis Industry Association Introduces Equity Scholarship Program
In an effort to help level the playing field for equity operators and to foster greater diversity within the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) community, NCIA has launched an Equity Scholarship Program, available to all equity licensees and qualified applicants.
This program includes:
- Complimentary year-long membership for any equity business applicant or licensee
- Complimentary tickets to our trade shows
- Discounts on all NCIA digital sponsorship products
- Access to exclusive monthly mentor meetings
Equity applicants and license holders are encouraged to apply for this program online.
NCIA will also be launching an Opportunity Fund that it will work to raise money for in order to help provide further opportunities to equity operators and expand the benefits of the program.
While NCIA’s larger Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiative is under development for launch by Fall 2020, new members are being matched with internal resources by our DEI Manager Tahir Johnson.
“We recognize that offering only words is insufficient during this historic moment,” said NCIA Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Smith. “We hope that this program will lead to systemic change in our organization and industry by providing an opportunity and a platform for equity businesses to engage with the broader industry so that they can feel empowered to grow their business like every other American entrepreneur.”