COMMERCE CITY — The Pinnacol Foundation awarded $400,000 in scholarships to 112 students across Colorado for the 2013–14 school year.
Cindy Rivera, of Commerce City, was one of the 112 to be awarded one of the scholarships. She currently studies at Front Range Community College.
Over the last 13 years, scholarships totaling nearly $3 million have been awarded to the children of Colorado workers who were killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.
“Despite significant obstacles, these students have excelled, including some who graduated at the top of their class and gained acceptance to prestigious institutions,” said Carole Sumption, chair of the Pinnacol Foundation Board of Directors. “We’re proud to help them take the next step as they continue to develop their talents and skills, and contribute to growing and enhancing our Colorado communities.”
Since the Pinnacol Foundation’s inception, it has awarded scholarships to nearly 400 children of injured workers. Students may use the funds at any accredited institution of higher learning for vocational training and undergraduate degrees, and may reapply up to five years or to age 25.