The National Roofing Foundation, a separate but related educational and research organization of the National Roofing Contractors Association, is accepting applications for its 2005-06 academic scholarships.

The scholarships, which provide recipients with $1,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study, are awarded to employees, immediate family of employees or immediate family of NRCA contractor members. Applicants must be high school seniors, or graduates who plan to enroll or students who already are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. Recipients may use the money to support their studies at any accredited post-secondary institution; scholarships are not limited to students planning to enter the roofing industry.

Recipients will be chosen based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational goals and third-party appraisal. Financial need is not considered. Applications must be received by January 31, 2005, and winners will be notified by May 2005. For more information, contact Michelle Iniguez at 847-299-9070 or