Linn Stordahl Memorial Scholarship

The Linn Stordahl Memorial Scholarship is in honor of Linn Stordahl who was a Health Education Faculty member in the Health and Human Performance Department at LBCC from 1997-2006. His life and legacy demonstrate the benefits of life-long learning, growth and development, a wellness lifestyle and the value of education.

Linn was born in Great Falls, Montana, and raised on a small farm outside of Great Falls. Linn graduated from Montana State University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education. After teaching high school for several years, Linn continued his education in the graduate school at Colorado State University where he earned Master of Arts in English. From 1968-1972, Linn was a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa.

Linn returned to Montana in 1973 where he worked for Eisenman Seed Company and, later, in Great Falls, Linn founded First Farm and Ranch Management, a real estate brokerage and estate consulting business. Linn was a successful businessman in Great Falls where he was involved in community organizations including the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Lion’s Club, YMCA and youth sports.

In 1987, Linn enrolled in the graduate program in Physical Education: Health and Fitness Program at the University of Montana. There he became “hooked on health” and spent the rest of his professional career teaching health and wellness courses at Western Washington University, Western Oregon University and Linn Benton Community College until his retirement in 2006.

Linn’s dedication, passion, and perseverance allowed him to be successful in several careers. This scholarship honors Linn’s passion for wellness, strong work ethic, and high standards, no matter the task, and his commitment to keep learning and growing throughout life.

Scholarship priority will be given to applicants in the Health and Human Performance program with preference given to students returning to LBCC for a second career after an established work history of 5-10 years. Associate Degrees in Nursing and Exercise and Sport Science and vocational certifications in the health field may also be considered. Student must show financial need and be enrolled in at least 9 credits. Recipient must be an Oregon resident. Preference given to first generation students and under-represented students.

Minimum 2.75 GPA. Student may a DPP student. Awards are renewable for a second year, but no more than two years.

Participation/recognition activity suggested for LBCC’s Career Day or Wellness Fair sponsored by LBCC Health and Human Performance department.