The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress recently announced the winners of its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

This year's new scholarship recipients are Elaina Krumholz, of Sheboygan, Wis., daughter of Erik Krumholz, sales representative for Tremco Inc.; John Paynter, of Hillsborough, N.C., son of Bill Paynter, manufacturer representative for Duro-Last Inc.; and Cameron Tickerhoff (Firestone Scholarship), of Bridgeport, Ohio, son of Joshua Tickerhoff, foreman for Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc.

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, 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 at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school. Roofing contractors or supplier members of the National Roofing Contractors Association contractor or supplier member companies' full-time employees or their immediate family members 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 eight Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. The recipients include Nicholas Calvert, of Wellsburg, W.Va., who is attending West Virginia University; Christian Cole, of Dallas, Ga., who attends Kennesaw State University; Salvador Flores Garcia, of San Jose, Calif., who attends the University of California, Berkeley; Jonah Manson, of Solon, Iowa, who attends Iowa State University; Sophia McGuire, of Indianapolis, who is a student at the University of Alabama; Lillian McKenzie, of Columbia, S.C., who attends Clemson University; Alyssa Merna, of Brighton, Mich., who is a student at Olivet Nazarene University; and Ivy Rivas, of Tujunga, Calif., who attends the University of California, Davis.

The Alliance awarded $40,000 for scholarship renewals and $15,000 for three new scholarships for a total of $55,000 in the 2018-19 school year. To date, 125 students have received $790,000 in scholarship awards.

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