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Franklin & Marilyn Colwell Scholarship

The Franklin & Marilyn Colwell Scholarship was bequeathed to Northwest with the sole purpose of trying to provide receipients with life changing access to higher education.  Marilyn Colwell provided the financial resources to the university so that full tuition would be paid for individuals that might not other wise get the opportunity.

Marilyn always rooted for an underdog. She loved the idea that her and her brother's assets could benefit local students at a local institution.  She felt so strongly about it that she eventurally revoked other gifts to several other institutions in favor of her gift to Northwest.

The scholarship is awarded, as funds are available, to those who have sufficiently displayed positive character traits at school and in their communities as well as some level of financial need.
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