Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program (ID 1360)
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- The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress presents the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. This program is available to assist employees of NRCA contractor and supplier members. Employees and their families who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs are eligible for the merit-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student's choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services,® a division of Scholarship America.® Scholarship Management Services 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.
Melvin Kruger, CEO of L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc., Macon, Ga., is a former NRCA president, served as a member of the Georgia Education Commission and was a driving force in the creation of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute in 1979. He also was the principal fundraiser at the time the Alliance was established.
- The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Melvin Kruger Endowed
- Scholarship Management Services
- One Scholarship Way
- Saint Peter
- Contact Notes:
- Questions regarding the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program can be addressed to:
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Telephone: (507) 931-0624
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress
Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program
10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018-5607
Attn.: Bennett Judson
Telephone: (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513
Applicants to the general Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program must be:
•Full-time employees of an NRCA contractor or supplier member company or their dependent children* or spouses. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline date, and the company must have been a member in good standing of NRCA for a minimum of one year as of the application deadline date. Employees include principals of the member companies.
*Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren or grandchildren declared as tax deductions.
•High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for an entire academic year.
Two of the scholarships are sponsored by Firestone Building Products, Indianapolis. (The next opportunity to apply for a Firestone scholarship will be the 2015-2016 school year.) In addition to the general requirements, applicants for these scholarships must be:
•Students who will study and/or have an interest in advancing environmental issues in the construction and roofing industries through new technologies such as recycling, life-cycle analysis, environmental product declarations, reflectivity, vegetative roof systems and photovoltaic systems.
(Industrial/institutional and international members and relatives of current Alliance board of trustees or officers are not eligible.)
- Special Criteria:
Interested students must complete the application and mail it with a current, complete official transcript to Scholarship Management Services post-marked no later than Jan. 31 each year. Online transcripts are acceptable if the applicant's name, school name, grades, credit hours earned for each course and term in which each course was taken are printed.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, questions must be answered as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received will be kept confidential.