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(Rosemont, Ill.) August 17, 2020—The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), proudly announces the 2020-21 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Award recipients.
For over 30 years, the Roofing Alliance has invested time and funds to help educate the roofing industry and the industry’s youth. This has been made possible through the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, which was named for Melvin Kruger, a former president of NRCA, a former president of the Roofing Alliance and CEO of L.E. Schwartz & Son Inc., Macon, Ga. NRCA contractor and supplier members, their families and their employees are all eligible to partake in this program as long as they intend to pursue a career in the roofing or construction industries.
The Roofing Alliance awarded one new $5,000 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship to:
In addition, the Roofing Alliance renewed eight Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships to:
“A total of $40,000 was awarded for scholarship renewals,” stated Kyle Thomas, current president of the Roofing Alliance. “We also awarded $5,000 for one new scholarship for a total of $45,000 for the 2020-21 school year. To date, the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship program has awarded 131 students a total of $890,000 in scholarship awards. We are very honored to give back to the next generation of roofing professionals in this way.”
Each scholarship recipient is awarded $5,000 and eligible for renewal for up to three years of undergraduate study. This is a merit-based scholarship, and recipients are selected based on their academic record; potential to succeed; leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; a statement of career goals and aspirations; and an outside recommendation. Details for the 2021-22 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship program and the application guidelines will be available in late August, early September of 2020.
About the Roofing Alliance
The Roofing Alliance is committed to shaping the industry’s future by funding education, research, scholarships and philanthropic initiatives, all for the purpose of securing the industry’s future excellence. Composed of 173 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distribution and service provider communities, the Roofing Alliance has committed $13 million to enhance the performance and long-term viability of the industry and allocated more than $5.9 million to fund 51 research, education, technical and philanthropic programs and projects. Serving as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Roofing Alliance members are focused on giving back and supporting high-quality educational programs and ensuring timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues. For more information about Roofing Alliance initiatives, visit www.roofingalliance.net.