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Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers two scholarship opportunities. Both scholarships are available to employees of NRCA contractor and supplier members.

The Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship

This scholarship is available to employees, their spouses and their dependent children who are pursuing post-secondary education are eligible to apply. 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. Scholarships are not guaranteed if an applicant's major or eligibility changes.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist individuals seeking to further their education to pursue careers in the roofing or building construction industries (which include architecture; civil, mechanical or structural engineering; construction management; or occupational health and safety).

The Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available to assist employees, their spouses and their dependent children who are pursuing an education at a vocational or technical trade school. These scholarships are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the eligibility requirements.

This 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.

This scholarship program is administered 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.

The 2021-22 program has concluded. Details for the 2022-23 program will be available in September 2021.

Donate Today

Please consider giving generously and making a commitment! Our campaign goal is to raise $513,000 in gifts to fulfill our overall goal of a $2 million endowment.

The Roofing Alliance has a history of commitment to education, training and scholarship and when you donate to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, you help shape the future of the roofing industry, one student at a time.

Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted under federal tax law and can be paid over a period of up to and including five years.

Click here to donate.

A Personal Legacy

You also can make your mark on the future of the roofing industry by establishing a scholarship in your name or your company's name. When you make a commitment of $50,000, you can choose to name the scholarship and participate in the selection of the recipient each year.

Following are the named scholarships which are awarded on an annual basis through the general Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program: Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.; Dan Cohen; Firestone; Fred Good; William Good; Melvin Kruger; Jim and Suzanne MacKimm; OMG Roofing Products; and Reid and DeaNa Ribble.


We wish to thank the individuals and organizations who have made generous contributions to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship fund which enable us to award scholarships.

For a current list of donors, click here.

2020-21 Scholarship Winners

To view the recipients of the 2020-21 scholarships, click here.