SFM Foundation Scholarship

SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents.


SFM Foundation is an affiliate of SFM Companies, a regional workers' compensation insurance group headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Scholarships are available to qualifying students whose parents have been disabled or fatally injured in the course of working for Minnesota or Wisconsin employers.

Each scholarship recipient is eligible for up to $5,000 per year and can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two- to four-year college, university or vocational school.

Eligibility:
- Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota- or Wisconsin-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act or Worker's Compensation Act of Wisconsin.
- Must be a Minnesota or Wisconsin resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application.
- Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and community service of the applicant are considered.
- Grade point average will be reviewed against the number of hours the applicant works and his/her community involvement.
- Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor's or associate's) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from any accredited school within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system or the University of Wisconsin Colleges system. A list of eligible institutions can be found at www.mnscu.edu/campuses/index.html (Minnesota) or www.uwc.edu (Wisconsin).
- Must demonstrate financial need.

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