ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the recipients of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year.

The Alliance awarded a general scholarship to Kara Sosinski of Hudson, Ohio, daughter of Kurt Sosinski, director of product management for Tremco Inc., Beachwood, Ohio.

Additionally, individuals or companies that commit a minimum of $100,000 to the scholarship fund can choose to name a scholarship and participate in recipient selection each year. A Fred Good Scholarship was awarded to Carter Hruby of Fargo, N.D., son of Bill Hruby, service manager with MJ Dalsin Co. of North Dakota, West Fargo. A Dan Cohen Scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Poore of Harrogate, Tenn., son of Troy Poore, territory sales manager for LaFerney Commercial Roofing, Kingsport, Tenn.

In addition, the Alliance renewed seven Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2012-13 school year. The recipients include Gabriella Abbondanza of Southwick, Mass., who is attending Suffolk University, Boston; Alexis Belote of Red Oak, Texas, who is attending University of Texas, Austin; Sean Cawley of Birmingham, Ala., who is attending Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; Neil Hourahan of Saunderstown, R.I., who is attending University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Charanya Kaushik of McMurray, Pa., who is attending Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. Joseph Baker of Apex, N.C., who is attending North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., and Alexis Plachecki of Taylor, Wis., who is attending University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, are Firestone Scholarship award recipients.

Each recipient will receive a $5,000 award. Awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study or until a bachelor’s degree is earned provided recipients renew annually and maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

A total of $50,000 in scholarships was awarded for the 2012-13 school year—$35,000 for renewals and $15,000 for new recipients.

Details for the 2013-14 program will be available late this summer. For more information about Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships, contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or  

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