The Dagga Couple scholarship has been set up in partnership with Fields of Green for ALL in remembrance and to celebrate the life of Cannabis activist Julian Stobbs who was murdered at his home on the outskirts of Johannesburg in an armed robbery in 2020.
The incident caused shockwaves through the local and international Cannabis community and came as a huge blow to the movement lobbying and driving Cannabis legalisation in South Africa.
Julian Stobbs and his partner Myrtle Clarke, aka The Dagga Couple, are the founders of Fields of Green for ALL, South Africa’s first Cannabis legalisation Non-Profit Company. They made significant progress due to their well publicised High Court challenge to the constitutionality of Cannabis prohibition and spent many years creating an extensive social activism campaign seeking an inclusive Cannabis drug policy and the liberalisation of the plant.
As a Cannabis community we are deeply grateful to Julian and Myrtle for the sacrifice and commitment that they have made which allows many of us to work in the industry today. While Julian is missed by the entire Cannabis community, his name lives on and this scholarship is a humble tribute to an incredible human being who followed his heart and left a positive mark on our world.
We are proud to have partnered with Agricolleges and SAAI to bring you this scholarship.
This scholarship is designed for an underprivileged candidate who has a passion for and an interest in Cannabis or Hemp cultivation in South Africa.
AAI – The South African Agri Initiative is an agricultural interest network for farmers by farmers, which is committed to the protection and promotion of the rights, values, ideals and needs of family farmers in the primary produce sector.
Agricolleges international offers affordable hope and opportunity to students in South Africa, Africa and across the globe, through cloud-based and shared e-learning of agricultural content, and promotes the principles of sustainable production to further food security around the world.
The course National Certificate in Plant Production: Cannabis & Hemp is a 1-year online course that can be completed from anywhere and includes a 7-day practical at a Cannabis farm in Gauteng towards the end of the course.
The scholarship includes the full tuition fee for the 1-year course as well as transport, food and accommodation for the 7-day practical.
The successful candidate will need to have his / her own digital device to complete the course as well as adequate data including attending one 2-hours Zoom lecture per month (10 Zoom lectures in total).
- Applicants must be South African citizens and come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Applicants must be 18 years or older.
- Applicants must have a minimum grade 10 or equivalent qualification.
- Applicants are required to submit a 2000-word reflective essay on who they are and why they believe they should be considered for such a scholarship as well as their curriculum vitae.
Conditions of Bursary
Please note that this is a challenging course and is designed for those disciplined and committed enough to keep focused and work hard.
In your application you will be required to answer a number of questions about Cannabis so only serious applicants should apply.
How to Apply
Intake is the 12th July 2022.
Closing Date: 30 Jun, 2022
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