DUE Feb. 15–Pinnacol Foundation


Sidney Gerner, Editor-in-Chief

For some students, continuing their education after high school isn’t guaranteed. It’s not a lack of good grades that stops them from pursuing their educational dreams — it’s a parent’s workplace accident. Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, started the Pinnacol Foundation in 2000. Since then we’ve awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships to over 650 students whose parents were seriously injured or killed on the job.

Applicants must:

  • Be the child of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident in Colorado and who was entitled to benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. It does not matter which insurance company covered the accident.
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application deadline.
  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED, or be a high school senior.

Scholarships average $4,700 per student per year, and may be used to attend four-year, two-year or trade programs at accredited colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.