OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Deadline extended for OSU firefighter scholarship

01/22/1998

CORVALLIS - The application deadline for Oregon State University's $500 Rob Johnson Memorial Scholarship has been extended to Jan. 30.

The scholarship honors Johnson, a Roseburg, Ore., resident who was one of 14 firefighters trapped and killed by a July 6, 1994, wildfire near Glenwood Springs, Colo. Johnson was a 1991 OSU graduate in business.

For information, contact OSU's Elona Bell at 1-800-354-7281 or 541-737-1677.

Preference for scholarship funds will be given to Ochoco National Forest Prineville Ranger District "Hotshot" fire crew members, with secondary preference to Oregon wildland firefighters. Johnson was a member of the Prineville crew when he died.

The scholarship is supported by a perpetual endowment established with the OSU Foundation by Johnson's family. Earnings from the fund provide support for the scholarship, said Donna Vuchinich, director of university projects.

Additional contributions are welcome. For information, contact Vuchinich at 1-800-354-7281.