The Roofing Alliance, the philanthropic arm of the National Roofing Contractors Association, announced Thursday it opened the submission process to applicants seeking grants from the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program for the 2024-25 academic year; the application deadline is Jan. 31, 2024.

The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities. 

All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses, and their dependent children, as well as construction management students enrolled in undergraduate level or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools (regardless of industry affiliation). Applicants may apply for one of the following scholarship categories:

  • The Accredited University Scholarship assists individuals seeking to further their education. Priority will be given to individuals pursuing careers in the roofing or building construction industries — which include architecture, civil, mechanical, or structural engineering; construction management; or occupational health and safety. The scholarship award is $5,000 each.
  • The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program — Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship assists those who are seeking a professional career inside the roofing industry, including but not limited to those seeking to be roof system and sheet metal installers/fabricators, crane and equipment operators, foremen and superintendents, warehouse and inventory specialists and other roofing trade specialties. The scholarship awards $1,000 each.
  • The Diversity Scholarship program is open to African American, Black, Hispanic, or Latino, Asian, Pacific Islanders, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and multi-racial students. All female students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply, including applicants with physical, mental, or other disabilities. The Diversity Scholarship is open to those who are pursuing a construction science education at either an accredited post-secondary institution or an accredited vocational or technical trade school. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 each.

Scholarship America initially screens scholarship applicants. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin. 

Visit to complete the online application by 3 p.m. CST on Jan. 31, 2024. 

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