Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provided by : Pinnacol Foundation

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

April 15, 2016

Description

The Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program helps the children of Colorado workers injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident—regardless of insurance carrier—pay for a post-secondary education.

Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, spearheaded the creation of the Foundation in 2000. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to over 400 students. This site features video of these students talking about how their parent's injury changed their life, and how the scholarship has helped them reach their goals.

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

Requirements

Scholarship applicants must:

Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Colorado-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act.
Be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of application deadline.
Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.*
Have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school senior.
Submit a complete application each year including a personal essay, transcripts, financial information, a resume and letter of recommendation.
Submit documentation of their parents’ accident the first year of their application.
* Exceptions to this academic standard may be granted (applicants pursuing an exception should contact the Pinnacol Foundation).

The scholarship is intended for any accredited institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. Visit the United States Department of Accreditation Directory to make sure that your school of choice is accredited.

Applications are accepted February 1 to April 15 each year. Check this page during the application period to access the online application.

New ApplicantsIf this is the first time you are applying for a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, you must submit the following:

Completed application
Most recent cumulative grade transcript (does not have to be official): high school transcript, GED certificate or college transcript
Student Aid Report (SAR) from completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Letter of recommendation
Resume, including employment, volunteer service and extracurricular activities
Personal essay
First Report of Injury (this is an official insurance document)
Death certificate (if applicable)
Final Admission of Liability (if the claim is closed) or General Admission of Liability (if the claim is still open)
 

Returning Applicants and Siblings of Past RecipientsIf you are a returning applicant for a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, you must submit the following:

Completed application
Most recent cumulative grade transcript (does not have to be official): high school transcript, GED certificate or college transcript
Student Aid Report (SAR) from completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Letter of recommendation
Resume, including employment, volunteer service and extracurricular activities
Personal essay
 

Note for returning applicants and siblings of past recipients: Do not resubmit the same FAFSA information, personal essay, letter of recommendation and/or list of activities from a previous year’s application. These documents need to be updated every year.

Application Review Process

All submitted applications will first be reviewed for completeness. If an application is missing any of the required documents, your application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for further review.

All complete applications received by the deadline (April 15) are reviewed and scored by the Pinnacol Foundation’s Selection Committee in May.

The Selection Committee makes recommendations to the Pinnacol Foundation Board of Directors regarding student selection and award sizes. The Foundation Board of Directors makes final determinations in June.

 

Overview
Ethnicity
Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
Country
N/A
Grade
Freshmen

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