Following are communications received from this year’s scholarship recipients.
“I just received a letter advising of my selection as a recipient of the Dan Cohen Scholarship within the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship program. I am humbled and extremely grateful for this award. I cannot thank you enough for your consideration of my application. I really appreciate the efforts of all involved who make these awards possible as it will provide much needed assistance for my last year at UVA, and is something I will always gratefully remember. Thank you again and I wish you the best.” — Joseph Castellucia
“I am writing to thank you for your generous award of The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a recipient of your scholarship. I will be attending Huntingdon College this fall. I will be pursuing a major in business with an emphasis in management. I plan to pursue a career in commercial roofing upon graduating from college. Thanks to the Roofing Alliance, I am one step closer to that goal. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” — Davis Edwards
“Thank you for awarding me your prestigious scholarship! This scholarship has helped me pay for my first year of college in full! My family has pushed me to do great things in my life and I hope that I can carry that motion through college. Once again, thank you very much. I greatly appreciate your trust in me.” — Matthew Alexander Killgore
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your generosity. It is an honor to be selected as a recipient of the OMG Scholarship within the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship program. I have enjoyed my time of working at a roofing contracting company the past three years. I am eager to pursue my educational journey in hopes of returning back into the industry upon my graduation.” — Morgan Patterson
“I would like to say thank you for awarding me the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship. Thank you very much!” — Calvin Raymore
“I wanted to write and thank you for the award of the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship, which I received. I am currently working full time and enrolled in school full time, all the while raising my eight-month-old daughter. This scholarship will help reduce some of the stress that goes along with attending school as an adult learner. I have been working in the roofing industry for almost eight years now and I can honestly say that no job has ever brought me so much joy. I love the roofing industry and I am so thankful for the financial support from all of you at the Roofing Alliance. Thank you for your support!” — Alyssa Merna
“I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing opportunity. This scholarship is a huge financial help to my family and to me as I continue my studies at East Carolina University. I have been studying finance and have learned many skills that will help me as I continue my studies and as I enter the workforce. Again, thank you!” — John Paynter
Details for the 2020-21 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship program will be available mid-September.