Daniel Jabbour, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of this year. To honor and remember him, SSDP created this scholarship fund to send an outstanding activist to the 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s driving passions in drug policy reform were psychedelics and harm reduction, leading him to found the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco. Much like SSDP, the Psychedelic Society created a safe space for people to discuss their experiences, expand their knowledge, and work to change the status quo. This scholarship will be awarded to someone who has exhibited their dedication to education and policy reform around psychedelics and/or harm reduction.
Daniel Jabbour – third from left, with glasses and light colored shirt and tie – with fellow SSDP alumni during 2011 SSDP Conference and Lobby Day.
Students may apply for the Daniel Jabbour Memorial Scholarship through the standard scholarship application. Alumni may apply by submitting an application here. The deadline to apply is August 8, 2014. To make a donation to the Daniel Jabbour Memorial Scholarship Fund click here (and please be sure to mention Daniel in the “Why did you donate today?” field) or call (202)393-5280. Daniel impacted the lives of many SSDP students and alumni by doing everything from helping them get to conferences, giving them a place to stay, and teaching them the impact one person can make. He was a friend, a mentor, and a brilliant activist. Daniel will be greatly missed, but his legacy will continue on. P.S. If you didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Daniel, check out this video of him speaking on SSDP’s behalf at a rally in New York a few years ago.