Denver, CO – The Pinnacol Foundation recently awarded $451,230 in scholarships to 97 students across Colorado for the 2018-2019 school year. The foundation provides scholarships each year to students whose parents have been seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier.
Andrea Bonilla is among the students receiving a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship this year after Andrea’s mother was injured in two separate work-related accidents. Andrea is attending the University of Denver and is pursuing a triple major in Psychology, Criminology and Communications. She was selected by the FBI for its Honors Internship Program and hopes to pursue a career with them after she graduates.
“The Pinnacol Foundation scholarship has given me more than just financial aid,” said Bonilla. “It has given me the opportunity to pursue my dreams of attending a prestigious university, to secure a career for my future, and stability to support my family.”
The Pinnacol Foundation scholarship program began 18 years ago with four students. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded nearly $5 million in scholarships to more than 500 students for college and vocational training. By far, the foundation is the largest scholarship program supporting the children of workers who have been killed or seriously injured on the job, in the nation.
The Pinnacol Foundation scholarship program is made possible through the generous support of Pinnacol Assurance, corporate sponsors and our community of individual donors.
View a full list of scholarship recipients from 48 Colorado towns.