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Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities. All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses and their dependent children, as well as construction management students enrolled in undergraduate level or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools (regardless of industry affiliation). Applicants may apply for one of the following scholarship categories:

The Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship

The purpose of the Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship is to assist individuals seeking to further their education. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.

Priority will be given to individuals pursuing careers in the roofing or building construction industries (which include architecture; civil, mechanical or structural engineering; construction management; or occupational health and safety.)

Eligibility

All NRCA and Roofing Alliance member applicants shall be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.

Construction Management student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled at the undergraduate level, regardless of industry affiliation, in a program leading to Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degrees that typically are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $5,000 award. Awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study provided recipients meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; maintain a qualified major; and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

The Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program—Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship is designed to help those who are seeking a professional career inside the roofing industry including but not limited to those seeking to be roof system and sheet metal installers/fabricators, crane and equipment operators, foremen and superintendents, warehouse and inventory specialists, and other roofing trade specialties.

This scholarship is not designed for those careers that require a four-year undergraduate degree.

Eligibility

All NRCA and Roofing Alliance member applicants shall be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.

CTE and Vocational student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled in CTE programs or vocational schools regardless of industry affiliation.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 award. Awards are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; continue studies in a vocational or technical trade school and seek a career as a field personnel (such as a roof mechanic or foreman); and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship program is open to African American, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Pacific Islanders, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and multi-racial students. All female students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply, including applicants with physical, mental or other disabilities.

The Diversity Scholarship is open to those who are pursuing a construction science education at either an accredited post-secondary institution or an accredited vocational or technical trade school.

Eligibility

All NRCA and Roofing Alliance member applicants shall be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study or those enrolled or enrolling in an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year studying in a career related to the roofing industry. 

Construction Management student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled at the undergraduate level, regardless of industry affiliation, in a program leading to Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degrees that typically are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.

CTE and Vocational student applicants shall be:

  • Enrolled in CTE programs or vocational schools regardless of industry affiliation. 
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $5,000 (post-secondary) or $1,000 (vocational or trade) award. The $5,000 awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study provided recipients meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; maintain a qualified major; and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application. The $1,000 awards are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; continue studies in a vocational or technical trade school and seek a career as a field personnel (such as a roof mechanic or foreman); and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

How to Apply

This scholarship program is initially screened by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Questions must be answered completely. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received will be kept confidential.

Visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/melvinkruger to complete the online application by 5 p.m. CST on Jan. 31, 2023.