William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship Program Applications Now Available for the 2021-2022 School Year

Warroad, Minn. – November 16, 2020 – The 2021 William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship application is now open for qualified Warroad students to apply. Since 2007, Warroad high school students have been awarded scholarships to pursue two-year and four- year college degrees. This year, it is estimated that awards are $11,000 per year for 4-year; and $6,000 per year for 2-year.

In order to be considered for these awards, students must be enrolled as a full-time student at the Warroad High School for a minimum of two years to qualify. All awards are pro-rated based on the number of years of full-time attendance in grades 7-12. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, actively volunteer within the community, and participate in school extracurricular activities.

This year, the scholarship application is available on the Scholarship America Hub to allow for an easier process. Students are encouraged to use https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/marvin-
to submit their applications. If you have questions about the online application process or the scholarship program itself, please contact Kathryn Wolf of Scholarship America at kwolf@scholarshipamerica.org.

Since 2007, 273 scholarships have been awarded to Warroad High School students. In total, $6,790,797 have been given to help students achieve their dream of a 2-year or 4-year degree. The William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship is administered by Scholarship America; with parent and student support offered by the WHS Guidance Counselor, Bridget Lindner. All WHS students meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is February 16, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship 2016 Recipients

William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship Helps 17 Students Take Next Step Toward College

Recipients awarded for academic achievement, community service and involvement

WARROAD, Minn., May 23, 2016—Education is the cornerstone of a strong community, and this year, 17 students of Warroad High School will pursue higher education thanks to an endowment fund by William S. and Margaret I. Marvin. It was Bill and Margaret’s passion and commitment to community that inspired this generous gift established in 2007.

This year, 17 Warroad High School seniors have been awarded scholarships based on their academic achievements, civic-related community service, and active participation in school-related activities. Recipients will receive up to $9,800 to cover educational expenses at a four-year college or university, or $5,430 for two-year community or technical school costs. Scholarships may be renewed each year, extending the impact of the scholarship through the completion of a student’s college career.   

Front:  Lindsay Olimb, Olivia Lien, Christine Marvin, Sara Baumann, Melody Kuehn
Middle:  Erin Thompson, Shalese Snowdon, Madison Hahn, Teresa Oftedahl, Jacob Colson, Amy Luschen, Kathryn Johnston
Back:  Kiana Monkman, Samuel Moorhead, Brianne LaDuke, Timothy Dignan, Eli Vettel, Jackson Nash

2015 William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship Recipients Announced

2015 William S. and Margaret I. Marvin Scholarship Recipients Announced
This year’s program awarded scholarships to 17 Warroad High School seniors

WARROAD, Minn., June 4, 2015—Recipients of the 2015 William S. and Margaret W. Marvin scholarships were announced during an awards ceremony at Warroad High School on May 18.

Seventeen Warroad High School seniors who will be attending either a 4-year college or university, or a 2-year community or technical school, were chosen based on their academic achievements, civic-related community service, and active participation in school-related activities.  Those 17 recipients include:

Morgan Aimsley-Benzie
Jason Cole (2-yr)
Alissa Crowe (2-yr)
Susan Dalen
Bridget Erickson
Jonas Fisher
Madison Goulet
Andrew Hagen
Shelby Huseth (2-yr)
Abigail Johnson
Molly McDonald
Sydney Mosher
Keegan O’Donnell
Cassidy Pelland
Mitchell Rogers (2-yr)
Brian Snyder
Andrea Warkentin

Established in 2007 by William S and Margaret I. Marvin, the scholarship program was created as a way to give back to the Warroad community by providing the opportunity for students to further their education. Recipients of this year’s scholarship program will receive up to a maximum of $9,580 to cover educational expenses at a four-year college or university, or $5,517 for a two-year community or technical school. Scholarships may be renewed each year, for both the 4-year track or the 2-year track.

“My parents treasured their education and chose the lasting gift of knowledge as the single most important gift they could share with the people of this community,” said Susan Marvin, daughter of William and Margaret Marvin, during the scholarship presentation. “The gift of education is truly one of the few gifts in life that last forever. It can never, ever be taken from you.  This is why this scholarship was so important to my mom and dad, and continues to be important to all of us today.”

To date, the William S. and Margaret I. Marvin scholarship program has awarded over $4.3 million dollars to 197 Warroad students.

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Warroad Does it Right

Warroad Senior High School Students Awarded over $1.1 Million in Scholarships

In Warroad, Minnesota, one can say that the school and community get it right when it comes to scholarship and awards.

Forty-eight of the 82 graduating seniors received scholarships and awards in the amount capable of becoming $1,196,016.  This is truly an amazing feat for a community of 1,700.  Local donors, organizations, and businesses have made a commitment to the school, the students, and the community to impress upon the graduates how important it is to give back to your community.  The value of education and the opportunity to attend institutions of higher learning is a value system that is becoming more ingrained in the people of Warroad.

Most people in Northwest Minnesota would agree that Warroad does it right when it comes to making windows and producing talented hockey players.  Now, a little-known secret needs to get out when it comes to the Warroad Scholarship program.

The Award Ceremony held Monday, May 20th, was a cold, rainy evening with temperatures hovering around 45 degrees.  Walking into the high school gymnasium took the chill away and allowed a person to escape the dismal spring weather and settle into a student paradise

Paul Marvin, a fourth generation family member of the Marvin Companies, was the keynote speaker and impressed upon the graduates three key core values that were present in his grandfather and grandmother, Bill and Margaret Marvin.  Those three points were hard work, service, and giving back.

In 2007, William S. and Margaret W. Marvin established a $15 million endowment to set up scholarships for graduates of Warroad High School that is the envy of schools across the country.  Bill and Margaret Marvin have passed away, but their generosity and gift continues to graciously change lives of Warroad graduates.  On Monday evening, their gift represented over $543,000 in scholarships to 19 graduates.

Rob Bollinger, one of the scholarship presenters from Bemidji State University, summed it up best when asked if any other high school has a scholarship program close to Warroad.  Bollinger stated, “Nobody has anything close to this.  This program is really special.  You guys do a great job.  Warroad does it right.”