Bloomington, MN – 15 years after the SFM Foundation began their mission to help make college affordable for students affected by work injuries, they’ve granted 232 scholarships totaling $3.7 million.
This includes $502,000 awarded to 16 new recipients announced in May. Six of these students are from Iowa and 10 are from Minnesota.
Over 125 scholarship recipients have graduated since the SFM Foundation’s inception in 2008, and there are currently 72 active scholarships. Scholarships are awarded regardless of the workers’ compensation insurer.
Thanks to the generous support of event sponsors and donors, the Foundation has been able to reach these families in need.
The Foundation’s golf fundraisers are the primary source of fundraising for their scholarship fund, and 2023 was no exception. The Minnesota golf event has become one of the largest charity golf tournaments in the state. This year’s event on June 12 raised an astounding $125,000 for the scholarship program. The Iowa golf outing is a newer event and continues to grow each year. This year’s event on May 22 raised $45,000 for scholarships.
Mark your calendar for the Foundation’s annual fall fundraising online auction and in-person event in early November.
The pandemic has made it more difficult to find scholarship recipients. If you know of someone who would qualify for an SFM Foundation scholarship, please direct them to sfmfoundation.com.
Source: SFM Foundation