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Scholarship fund to help students whose parent were killed or injured on the job.

High school students in Wisconsin and Minnesota may be qualified for a special kind of scholarship being offered by a Bloomington based insurance company.�� High school seniors whose parents were injured, or died on the job while working for Minnesota or Wisconsin employers could be eligible for new college scholarships of up to $5,000.

Up to three scholarships will be available for the 2009-10 year to students of parents who have been killed or injured while working for a Minnesota or Wisconsin employer. The scholarship amount will depend on the injury severity, the financial need of the family and the cost of the school, among other things.

According to the Minnesota Department of Labor, There were 72 job related deaths reported for 2007, approximately 200 catastrophic injuries that lave led parents to total disability.

The scholarship fund was created by SFM Foundation, which is a nonprofit subsidiary of SFM Companies, which specializes in workers' compensation for employers based in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

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