SFM Foundation scholarship recipient
headed for medical school
Pat Johnson

SFM Foundation 2011 scholarship recipient Jill Labine will soon take the next step toward reaching her lifelong goal of becoming a doctor in northern Minnesota.

She'll mark the end of a successful undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in May, and then start medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, in the fall.

Throughout school, Jill maintained an extremely high GPA while also performing a variety of community service activities, such as volunteering in the orthopedics department of Duluth's St. Mary's Medical Center on weekends.

"We admire Jill's dedication toward achieving her goal," said SFM Foundation Scholarship Director Debra Zorn. "I expect Jill to be a real asset to the community wherever she decides to practice medicine."

All of the SFM Foundation's scholarships go to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Jill's father was injured in a bad fall while working as a steelworker. He was left with serious leg, hip and lower back injuries that forced him to take a lower-paying job in another field.

With tight finances and two younger siblings, the cost of college was daunting. Thanks in part to the generosity of SFM Foundation donors, that didn't stop Jill from achieving her dream.

Would you consider helping other students like Jill reach their dreams by making a donation to the SFM Foundation? Your gift will make a world of difference in the life of a student for many years to come.