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Workplace injuries take an enormous toll on families — physically, emotionally and financially. We're here to help.

For some students, continuing their education after high school isn't guaranteed. It's not a lack of good grades that stops them from going to college or into vocational training — it's a parent's workplace injury.

That's where the Pinnacol Foundation comes in. We created our scholarship program to ensure that the children of people seriously injured or killed on the job have the opportunity to pursue their education dreams. Since the foundation's launch in 2000, we've awarded $4.5 million in scholarships to 497 students across Colorado.

Scholarships average $3,500 per student per year and may only be used for the costs of attending school at accredited colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.

Make a difference

You can help make college or vocational training a reality for the children of people seriously injured or killed on the job.

The Pinnacol Foundation is an affiliate organization of Kids' Chance of America. Kids Chance Logo

The Pinnacol Foundation is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association. National Scholarship Providers Association Logo

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Ryan
School: Fort Hays State University
Hometown: Byers, Colorado
Major: Chemistry
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Morgan
School: Colorado Mesa University
Hometown: Loma, Colorado
Major: Business
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Ashley
School: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hometown: Westminster, Colorado
Major: Special education/elementary education

Board members

Edie Sonn, Chair, Pinnacol Assurance

Kathy Kranz, Treasurer, Pinnacol Assurance

Suzi Stolte, Secretary

Dave Bomberger, Pinnacol Assurance

Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado

Phil Kalin, Pinnacol Assurance

Luke McFarland, Evans and McFarland, LLC

Sean Pechan, Colorado Restaurant Insurance Agency

Nonie Rivale Willisch, CRS Insurance

Doug Ruegsegger, Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern, LLC

Sam Winfrey, Source Office and Technology