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William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Warroad Four-Year College Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Established by the Marvin family, the William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Warroad Scholarships recognize graduating Warroad High School seniors who exemplify the civic-mindedness of William and Margaret Marvin.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Warroad Four-Year College Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a graduating Warroad High School senior (class of 2024).
  • Be enrolled full-time at Warroad High School during Junior and Senior year.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college, or
    university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren of William S. and Margaret I. Marvin are ineligible.


The scholarship amount is equal to the cost of tuition and fees at the scholarship recipient’s enrolling educational institution* within the following parameters:

  • Award amounts are prorated based on the number of years of full-time attendance at Warroad Schools. Students participating in Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program may also receive prorated awards. The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation will have final authority regarding award amounts.
  • Four-year awards are up to a maximum award equivalent to the average of the tuition and fees* at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Bemidji State University, St. Cloud State University, Moorhead State University, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota. Award amounts are calculated in June and are estimated to be up to a maximum of $11,600 in 2023. Awards are renewable up to three additional consecutive years with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25.

Scholarships may be deferred up to four years for active-duty military service. Deferrals will not be granted for participation in sports or other activities.

*As posted for the current year on the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of and factored into the selection process in the following manner:

  • Academic record (40%)
  • Community involvement through volunteerism (35%)
  • Participation in school-based extracurricular activities (20%)
  • Work experience (5%)

A minimum of 100 hours of community volunteerism accumulated between Grade 7 and Grade 12 is required.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by the William S. and Margaret I. Marvin scholarship committee. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Awards will be announced at the Warroad High School Senior Awards night, held near the end of May. Formal notifications to follow in June.  Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Official list of volunteer hours verified and signed by Bridget Lindner, Warroad High School Counselor. Be specific about the amount of time devoted. List any leadership position you have held in your community-based volunteer activities. A minimum of 100 hours of community volunteerism between Grade 7 and Grade 12 is required. Practice, rehearsals, and travel time do not qualify.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 4, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time. The recommendation must be from a Warroad Schools teacher, academic advisor or counselor or principal or superintendent.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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