Wildland Fire Fighting Endowed Scholarship

Wildland Fire Fighting Endowed Scholarship to be established in honor of John Percin Jr., Arizona-based Granite Mountain Hotshot

John Joseph Percin Jr., a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, died a hero protecting the lives of others on June 30, 2013 in Yarnell, Arizona.

John was born November 3, 1988 and grew up in West Linn, Oregon. John’s courage and strength were an inspiration.  His laugh was unforgettable as was his passion for life.  He died battling the Yarnell wildfire alongside 18 members of his elite crew.  He will always be remembered for his bravery.

Through hard work and focused goals, John achieved his dream of becoming a member of the elite firefighter group called the Granite Mountain Hotshots.  The endowed scholarship for Wildfire Fighting at Clackamas Community College will assist future students in their pursuit of their passion for firefighting and forever honor John’s legacy of heroism and bravery.  

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one. 

-Baltasar Gracian