The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.

ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.

Jennifer Baxter of Carthage, Tenn., daughter of Chris Baxter, Rackley Roofing Co. Inc., Carthage, has been awarded the Fred Good Scholarship. Addie Kuhn of Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of Denise Kuhn, executive assistant for DRI Cos., Irvine, Calif., has been awarded the Dan Cohen Scholarship. Laura Stabile of Wolcott, Conn., daughter of Raymond Stabile, customer service manager for 2001 Inc., Waterbury, Conn., has been awarded the Firestone Scholarship.

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship, 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 in accredited university or vocational programs. NRCA member contractor or supplier companies or immediate family members of employees of NRCA member contractor or supplier companies 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 five scholarships from its previous scholarship program for the 2009-10 academic year. The recipients are Elizabeth Ahn of Silver Spring, Md., who is attending the University of Maryland - College Park; Brittany Cook of Naperville, Ill., who is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana at Champaign; Jason Hartman of Nashville, Tenn., who is attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Ashley Jones of Lavaca, Ark., who is attending the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith; and Sarah Stabile of Wolcott who is attending Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. The Alliance brings together leading roofing contractors, manufacturers and suppliers committed to securing the future strength and excellence of the roofing industry. The organization's objectives are to conduct research and undertake educational projects that support high-quality programs for roofing contractors; ensure timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers.

For more information or to join the Alliance, visit www.roofingindustryalliance.net or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at 800-323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.