Eighteen students awarded SFM Foundation scholarships in 2015

The SFM Foundation has selected 18 students from Minnesota and Wisconsin to receive college scholarships this year, committing a total of $249,000 for this year's recipients.

The SFM Foundation provides post-secondary scholarships for up to five years to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents. Since its inception in 2008, the SFM Foundation has committed a total of $885,500 toward scholarships benefiting 94 students.

The 18 new scholarship recipients for 2015 are:

  • Justin Damask of Hatley, Wisconsin, University of South Carolina – Columbia, Engineering
  • Allison DeRome of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Winona State University, Nursing
  • Autumn Ferg of Ogdensburg, Wisconsin, Fox Valley Technical College, Criminal justice
  • Haylee Geib of Pembine, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Biomedical sciences
  • Karlee Gierczak of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Carroll University, Physical therapy
  • Julia Girmscheid of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Winona State University, Clinical laboratory science
  • Noah Gruhlke of Monticello, Minnesota, University of Northwestern, Electronic media communication
  • Aubree Jackson of St. Michael, Minnesota, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Law enforcement or education
  • Cole Martin of Cook, Minnesota, College of St. Scholastica, Physical therapy
  • Micaela Nelson of Mondovi, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin – Stout, Science education
  • Chase Nueske of Bowler, Wisconsin, Northcentral Technical College, Welding technology
  • Hannah Schacherl of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Political science
  • Aaron Siehr of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Travis Slettvedt of Bemidji, Minnesota, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Computer engineering
  • Kenneth Stowe of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, Writing/rhetoric
  • Sara Trojanowski of Stacy, Minnesota, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Psychology
  • Ashley Tannert of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Alverno College, Communications
  • Tahnee Trenberth of Chisholm, Minnesota, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Biology/psychology

Published June 17, 2015.