The City of Fort Collins and Digital Workshop Center partner to bring scholarship opportunities to FoCo

By: Ainhoa Palacios

The City of Fort Collins (CFC) and Digital Workshop Center (DWC) announced earlier this year a $10,000 partnered scholarship opportunity for the residents of Fort Collins.

The scholarship named the ‘Community Development Scholarship’,  hopes to “help individuals and professionals to close the technology skills gaps that may exist in the Fort Collins workplace.”

The awards for this scholarship will be primarily divided amongst several sections of the local workforce including non-profits, teachers, educators, job seekers, the unemployed, the under-employed, as well as business professionals seeking career transition.

The City of Fort Collins’ Economic Health Office provided $5,000 of scholarship funds to be distributed, while the Digital Workshop Center is matched the $5,000 amount for a total award of $10,000. Each award amount will range from $250 to $1000 per individual.

Stu Crair, the owner of Digital Workshop Center, says the scholarship “is designed to help as many people as possible within our local community who are seeking to improve their technology skills.  There is a serious skills gap between the local workforce and the companies hiring in Fort Collins.  We hope this scholarship will help improve the talent of the local applicant pool as our city continues to grow. “

The application began November 1st and closes December 1st. Applicants may apply online at

For more information about this topic, please contact Liz White at 970-980-8091 or email at

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