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    SFM Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by SFM Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 3, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $1,000 - $15,000

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Application deadline:

    March 31, 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a college student whose parent(s) were left disabled or killed while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers? If so, consider applying for the SFM Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship is open to the dependents of workers left injured or killed in work-related accidents in Iowa and Minnesota. Applicants should also be high school graduates (or GED holders) and be pursuing a postsecondary degree or certificate. Every year, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $15,000 to multiple applicants for use toward tuition, books, and fees. If you’re a post-secondary student whose parent was left disabled or fatally injured while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers, and you’re looking for help funding your education, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.

    About SFM Foundation

    The SFM Foundation is a nonprofit that focuses on helping families affected by workplace injuries. They are dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities to the children of workers left disabled or killed while working. The foundation believes in the importance of making college more affordable for such students to help them pursue their dreams and help ease the pain and suffering caused by their parent’s injuries.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students


    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA



    Iowa, Minnesota


    Applicants must (1) be aged 16-27 and (2) have parents who were left disabled or fatally injured while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, mail your online application, a copy of your recent school identification card, a description of the nature of your guardian's injury, the estimated costs of your schooling, a one-page explanation letter detailing your educational goals and need for financial assistance, and the below application materials to: SFM Foundation, P.O. Box 9447, Minneapolis, MN 55440-9447.

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact SFM Foundation at

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the SFM Foundation Scholarship is renewable.

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