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The Colman–Marvin endowed scholarship is available for full-time students attending the College of Saint Benedict, a national leading women’s Catholic liberal arts college in St. Joseph, MN. Daughters of regular, full-time employees of the Marvin Companies are eligible for this four-year scholarship. The annual scholarship amount for 2020 was $12,500.

Frank and Margaret Marvin and their daughters, Ginny Marvin and Katy Marvin Kirchner, established this scholarship to honor the service and commitment of Marvin employees. The scholarship is named in recognition of the significant contributions to the college of Sister Colman O’Connell, OSB, who devoted her career to the college and formed a lasting and meaningful relationship with the Marvin family.

For over 100 years, the College of Saint Benedict has designed programs to meet the needs and aspirations of women, preparing them to think critically, lead courageously, and advocate passionately. In conjunction with nearby Saint John’s University for men, the College of Saint Benedict offers a one-of-a-kind partnership of two top colleges – combining the abundant opportunities of a larger university with the smaller class sizes and personal attention of an exceptional liberal arts college.


The application for this scholarship is part of the admissions process at the College of Saint Benedict. This scholarship applies to daughters of Marvin company employees from all locations. One new scholarship is awarded annually and renewed each year. For more information, please contact Karen Backes, Dean of Admissions, by phone: 800-544-1489 or by email: