Fort Collins, Digital Workshop Center teaming up on scholarships to close tech-skills gap

FORT COLLINS – Applications will open Nov. 1 and run through Dec. 1 for a new scholarship aimed at helping Fort Collins residents gain new technology skills.

The city of Fort Collins’ Economic Health Office and Digital Workshop Center – a private occupational school and coworking hub – are each kicking in $5,000 toward the program. Award amounts will range from $250 to $1,000 per individual.

“There is a serious skills gap between the local workforce and the companies hiring in Fort Collins,” Digital Workshop Center Stu Crair said in a release. “We hope this scholarship will help improve the talent of the local applicant pool as our city continues to grow.”

Those interested in applying for the scholarships can do so online at