OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU offers firefighter memorial scholarship

01/10/2000

CORVALLIS - Applications for Oregon State University's $750 Rob Johnson Memorial Scholarship are available.

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.

Application deadline is Feb. 18. For information, contact Elona Bell at the OSU Foundation, 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 comes from 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 development for the OSU Foundation.

Additional contributions are welcome. For information, contact Vuchinich at 800-354-7281 or 541-737-1558.