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Pinnacol Foundation scholar Christian Kay

March 27, 2024
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Meet Christian

When Christian Kay’s father died in a workplace accident, his family’s future was altered forever. “My father was the director of ski patrol at Wolf Creek Ski Area when he was buried in an avalanche and did not survive,” explained Christian.

Raised in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Christian is now a sophomore at Eastern Oregon University where he is studying agriculture entrepreneurship and hopes to have a career in business. A recipient of the Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, Christian is grateful for the support. It is so helpful to receive this scholarship—my family greatly values education, but it’s extremely expensive nowadays,” he said. “I’ve had a successful first year of college, and I’m very excited that I can afford to continue towards earning my degree.”

What is the Pinnacol Foundation?

The Pinnacol Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Colorado workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job. Since the foundation's launch in 2001, we've awarded nearly $7 million in scholarships to over 700 students across Colorado. Scholarship applications are accepted every year Nov. 1-Feb. 15.

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