Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship

The Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship is for an undergraduate student with a declared major in the HERS Department-Movement Science Option, with active involvement in Christian organizations/education.


1. The recipient must be an undergraduate student and may be enrolled either full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) or part time at Winona State University.
2. The recipient must be in good standing at Winona State University with a minimum grade point average (g.p.a.) of 3.0.
3. The recipient must be a declared major in Winona State Universitys HERS (Health, Exercise Science, Rehabilitative Sciences) Department – Movement Science Option.


Bud was born in 1926 in International Falls, Minnesota. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he began his career with Standard Lumber Company in International Falls. He was promoted to the Standard Lumber Winona office in 1971. Bud became Vice president in 1980 and President in 1984 and served in this capacity until his retirement. He was also involved in his own consulting/managerial firm. He resided in Winona until his death on January 29, 1994.
While in Winona, Bud was an active member of the Rotary Club where he served on the board of directors. He also served as president of the Winona State University Alumni Society, served as church chairman and chairman of the Board of Elders at Pleasant Valley Evangelical Free Church, where he also taught Sunday School, and served on the Winona Christian School Board.
He attained his bachelor degree at WSU in 1979 and graduated summa cum laude. He was awarded an M.S. degree posthumously May 1994 in Professional Development through the Counselor Education Department. Since Bud considered learning a lifelong ambition, this scholarship is named in his memory.

Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship
Health Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences Department
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay describing your involvement and experience in Christian organizations.