PUEBLO — Pueblo County has teamed up with the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation to give out more than $2 million worth of scholarships to Pueblo County Students.
The money comes from the Marijuana Excise Tax.
Each student will receive scholarships ranging from $1,200 to $2,000.
"Every year it increased in the amount so at this point when we are giving just over $1 million dollars away it is amazing to support our community in that way," said Janelle Quick from PHEF.
The scholarship program was made possible from a ballot that passed in 2015. Under that measure, the first 50 percent of the Marijuana Excise Tax goes toward college scholarships.