The SFM Foundation awarded 14 post-secondary scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
The 2020 recipients will receive scholarship dollars over the course of the next four to five years, collectively totaling $250,000.
The SFM Foundation makes college more affordable for families affected by workplace injuries by offering post-secondary education scholarships to children of parents fatally or seriously injured on the job while working for a Minnesota or Iowa employer.
Scholarships are awarded based on injury severity and impact on the student and their family, among other factors.
"We are very excited and proud to be able to offer this many scholarships to such deserving students, especially with the added financial stress families may be currently experiencing due to COVID-19," said SFM Foundation President Linda Williams.
Three outstanding students were selected for special scholarships: Lillijuana Schneider received the Pat Johnson Honorary Scholarship, Bradley Rohloff was chosen for the Dick Ahmann Memorial Scholarship and Lariah Boone was awarded the SFM Employee-Sponsored Scholarship.
To see the list of 2020 scholarship recipients, visit sfmfoundation.com/recipients/ .
About the SFM Foundation
The SFM Foundation was created in 2008 by SFM Companies, a regional workers’ compensation insurance group headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. SFM Foundation is dedicated to easing the burdens on families affected by workplace accidents. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 187 scholarships totaling $2.4 million. For more information, visit sfmfoundation.com .
SFM Foundation is an affiliate of Kids’ Chance of America in Iowa and Minnesota.