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Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time

The mission of the Roofing Alliance, the Foundation of NRCA, is to promote the advancement of roofing through research, education, technology and charitable programs.

To achieve our mission, we focus on our four core values – education and training; technology; sustainability and philanthropy. The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program is one of the programs within our Education and Training core value that helps bring qualified and trained workers into the industry through philanthropy.

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

Please visit the Roofing Alliance website to see the list of donors – https://roofingalliance.net/education-research/scholarship.

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship categories that use a single application. Information about each category is found below.

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program is intended for employees such as field workers, foremen, operations managers, superintendents, office personnel, sales staff, warehouse workers, equipment operators, drivers, etc., or their spouse, or their dependent children.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

All applicants to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a full-time employee* of a roofing industry company, or their spouses, or their dependent children**. The employee must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their company as of the application deadline date.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent.)
  • Be pursuing a degree in the roofing or construction industry.

*The program is intended for employees (such as field workers, foremen, operations managers, superintendents, office personnel, sales staff, warehouse workers, equipment operators, drivers, etc.) their spouses and children.

**Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, or grandchildren who are declared as tax exemptions by the employee parent or guardian.

Additionally, applicants considered for the Melvin Kruger Endowed Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship must be:

  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university for the entire upcoming academic year.

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.)

Additionally, applicants considered for the Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship must be:

  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire upcoming academic year.

Additionally, applicants considered for the Diversity Scholarship must be:

  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or vocational or technical trade school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • African American, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Pacific Islanders, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, or multi-racial. All female students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Additionally, students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender; including physical, mental or other disabilities.

The following groups of individuals are NOT eligible:

  • Company owners, their spouses, or their dependent children;
  • Upper/senior management position (VP and above) employees, their spouses, or their dependent children;
  • Past and current Roofing Alliance Board of Trustee members and officers, their spouses, or their dependent children;
  • NRCA industrial/institutional and international members, their spouses, or their dependent children.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Awards

Melvin Kruger Endowed Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship

  • $5,000 awards will be granted up to a maximum of twelve high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in a full-time course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry or building construction.
    • Must enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for an entire academic year.
    • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the following renewal requirements:
      • Maintain a final, cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year,
      • Maintain the same major, and
      • Maintain the eligibility requirements stated in the Eligibility page.
        Scholarships are not guaranteed if the applicant’s major or eligibility changes.

Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship

  • $1,000 awards will be granted up to a maximum of five high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in a full-time course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry.
    • Must enroll at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.
    • Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
      Scholarships are not guaranteed if the applicant’s major or eligibility changes.

Diversity Scholarship

  • $1,000 awards will be granted up to a maximum of three high school seniors or graduates, with diverse backgrounds (see Eligibility), who plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in a full-time course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry or building construction.
    • Must enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.
    • Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
      Scholarships are not guaranteed if the applicant’s major or eligibility changes.

Priority will be given to Roofing Alliance and NRCA members.

Students are eligible to receive just one award.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, volunteer experience, essay response, and an outside appraisal.

Scholarship applicants will be considered on all aspects of their application, including merit and personal achievements.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. The Roofing Alliance Board of Trustees will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified by June 1.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. Payment is made in August. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and made payable to the student’s school.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 3, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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