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William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Warroad 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 scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Warroad Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a graduating Warroad High School senior.
  • Have completed at least two full years including junior year of middle/high school in Warroad.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college,
    university or vocational-technical school 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. The approximate maximum award amount in 2021 is $11,000. Awards are renewable up to three additional consecutive years with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25.
  • Two-year awards are up to a maximum award equivalent to the tuition and fees* at Northland Community and Technical College OR the average of the two community and technical colleges at which most students intend to enroll. The approximate maximum award amount in 2021 is $6,000. Awards are renewable up to one additional consecutive year with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Two year awards are not eligible to receive an additional two years of funding; awards are for up to two years only.

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:

  • Academic record
  • Community involvement through volunteerism
  • Participation in school-based extracurricular activities
  • Work experience

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

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation’s selection committee. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in May. Recipients will be announced at Warroad High School Senior Awards Night. 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 equal installments in August and December.

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.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf. 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.

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!