CBDCentral.com awards $2,000 grants to students interested in alternative medicine.

Rules & Requirements

Topic Background

As the marketplace shifts its focus from curative to preventative healthcare, interest in dietary supplements and alternative medicine is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing. With the push and pull between the United States FDA and the supplement market coming to a head over over CBD, the discussion of oversight and regulation has never been more relevant.

Essay Topic

Write a 750-1500 word essay describing your perspective on the positive and negative implications of alternative medicine and what you believe is the best path forward for the US FDA and consumer alike.

Grant Award Payment

One-time payment will be sent directly to the winners’ school.

  • All undergraduate & graduate students may apply
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Essay must be between 750 and 1,500 words
  • Deadline for submission: Friday, November 15th, 2019

How to Apply


Write Your Essay

Your essay should be on topic, well-sourced, and between 750 and 1,500 words.


Submit Entry Online

When you’ve completed your essay, please submit it through this page, along with a copy of your student ID and a current transcript.



CBDCentral.com will verify college transcripts with universities and notify finalists.

Selection Process and Winners

How will winners be chosen?

Our will judges will evaluate essays based on attention to detail, uniqueness, accuracy, and source quality. Grammatical errors and misspellings should be corrected before submission.

When will winners be announced?

After each entry is read, judges will announce the final winner on or before Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

Who are the judges?

Elliot Reimers

Elliot Reimers

Elliot holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and is currently working on his M.S. in Pharmacology & Toxicology. He is passionate about helping others understand the biochemical mechanisms that underpin human health, performance, and longevity in order to make informed decisions about what they put in their body.

Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster

Natalie is an impassioned LAMFT and Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) focused on helping individuals, families, couples, and children empower themselves to create real and lasting change. She is an ardent supporter of exploring creative and alternative methods of healing.

Jeff Gomberg

Jeff Gomberg

Holding an M.S. in Computer Engineering, Jeff is an expert in the fields of data science and machine learning. As a member of a top U.S. regulatory body, Jeff uses his skills to investigate fraud and protect U.S. consumers from a wide range of fraudulent and manipulative practices.

Laura Pyne

Laura Pyne

As a nature/natural-living enthusiast and professional writer/researcher, Laura enjoys learning about and sharing the benefits of healthy-alternatives to traditional medicines and options that more mainstream outlets often fail to highlight.

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