Applications sought for Pinnacol Foundation scholarships

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15 for college scholarships awarded to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents.

The Pinnacol Foundation — established by the Pinnacol Assurance workers’ compensation insurance provider in Colorado — awards the scholarships.

Since 2000, the Pinnacol Foundation has awarded a total of nearly $6.5 million to almost 650 students across Colorado. The foundation awarded a total of $450,000 to 95 students for the
2020-2021 academic year. The average scholarship is $4,700 a year.
Funds may be used for four-year, two-year or trade programs at accredited colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools in the United States.

Eligible students must be the natural child, adopted child, stepchild or full dependent of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Colorado-based employer. Students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and be between the ages of 16 and 25. Selection criteria also includes academic achievement, civic involvement, financial need and an essay

For online applications or more information, visit the website at or call (303) 361-4775.