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Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 30, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program was established to assist students who plan to continue their education in a course of study related to the roofing industry or building construction.

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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time employee of an NRCA contractor or supplier member company, or their spouse, 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.
    • The company must be a member in good standing of NRCA for a minimum of one year as the application deadline date.
    • 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 living in the employee’s household, or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in full-time undergraduate study directly related to a career in the roofing industry or building construction.
  • Plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational or technical trade school for the entire upcoming academic year.

The following groups of individuals are NOT eligible:

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

Scholarships are not guaranteed if an applicant’s major or eligibility changes.

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 to high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in a course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry or building construction.
    • Eligible courses of study includes architecture, civil, mechanical or structural engineering; construction management or occupational health and safety majors.
    • Must enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
    • 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 annual renewal requirements.

Reid and DeaNa Ribble/Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship

  • $1,000 awards will be granted to a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll, or is already enrolled, in a course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry.
    • Must enroll at an accredited vocational or technical trade school.
    • Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.

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, personal achievements, and financial need.

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 in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents)

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. A copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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

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