Students win roofing industry scholarship

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

This year’s new scholarship recipients are Nicholas Calvert, Wellsburg, W.Va., son of Edward Calvert, senior engineer for Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va.; Salvador Flores Garcia (Beacon Roofing Supply Scholarship), San Jose, Calif., son of Jose Flores Estrada, roofing worker for Alcal Arcade Contracting, Fremont, Calif.; Sophia McGuire, Indianapolis, daughter of Mark McGuire, project manager for AAA Roofing Co., Indianapolis; Lillian McKenzie (OMG Roofing Products Inc. Scholarship), Columbia, S.C., daughter of Christopher McKenzie, salesman for Watts & Associates Roofing, Columbia; and Alyssa Merna (Firestone Scholarship), Brighton, Mich., sales coordinator for Bloom Roofing System Inc., Brighton.

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, which permanently replaced the Alliance’s previous scholarship program in 2008, provides recipients with $5,000 per year based on eligibility for up to four years of enrollment at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school. NRCA contractor or supplier member companies’ full-time employees or their immediate family members are eligible for the merit-based scholarships, which are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.

In addition, the Alliance renewed six Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. The recipients include Christian Cole, Dallas, Ga., who is attending Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga., and was awarded the Dan Cohen Scholarship; Jaclyn Harris, Mooresville, Ind., who is attending Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and was awarded the Firestone Scholarship; Jonah Manson, Solon, Iowa, who is attending Iowa State University, Ames; Dannelly McKenzie, Columbia, S.C., who is attending Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.; Drury Poston, Thomson, Ga., who is attending Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.; and Ivy Rivas, Tujunga, Calif., who is attending University of California, Davis, and was awarded the Fred Good Scholarship.

The Alliance awarded $30,000 for scholarship renewals and $25,000 for five new scholarships for a total of $55,000 for the 2017-18 school year. To date, 122 students have received $735,000 in scholarship awards.

For more information about the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, click here or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or

Date : 5/30/2017