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 nearly $5.5 million in scholarships to more than 550 students across Colorado.

Scholarships average $4,700 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    Kids Chance

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

School: Fort Hays State University
Hometown: Byers, Colorado
Major: Chemistry
School: Colorado Mesa University
Hometown: Loma, Colorado
Major: Business
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

Luke McFarland, Secretary, Evans and McFarland, LLC

Dave Bomberger, Pinnacol Assurance

Howard Carver, Pinnacol Assurance Board Chair

Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado



Phil Kalin, Pinnacol Assurance

Krista O'Rourke, Pinnacol Assurance

Sean Pechan, Crest Insurance Agency

Cherry Reynolds, Pinnacol Assurance 

Doug Ruegsegger, Ruegsegger, Simons & Stern, LLC

Sam Winfrey, Source Office and Technology