The Judith Ugelow Blak Scholarship

Each year, Devine awards scholarships to eligible individuals to attend the Berkshire Community College Cannabis Industry Certificate program.  Information about the program can be found here.


Our goal is to help reduce barriers for entry into the adult-use cannabis industry for individuals who were disproportionately impacted by prior Cannabis policies, like the “war on drugs.” This scholarship is available to individuals from Pittsfield MA, which the commission has deemed an Area of Disproportionate Impact. 


Devine will also provide mentoring upon completion of the program to help with resume writing and outreach to others in the Cannabis industry who are hiring. Scholarship recipients who complete the certificate program will be given priority for employment at Devine.

This scholarship is named the Judith Ugelow Blak Scholarship, in honor of her kindness, generosity and support. Lots of hard work and many benefactors helped along the way, but without Judith’s early support none of this would exist.