The National Roofing Foundation has announced a call for entries for its William C. Cullen Fellowship Award. The NRF is a separate but related educational and research organization of the National Roofing Contractors Association.

The annual fellowship was created to honor late NRCA research associate William C. Cullen. It awards a cash grant to an individual or research organization to support research relating specifically to the advancement of roofing technology.

The award will be presented at the annual installation dinner held during NRCA's midyear meetings, July 9-12, 2003, in Chicago. The recipient will receive a recognition plaque and paid travel and lodging related to the award presentation. Nominations must be received by March 1, 2003.

For more information about the award, or for application information, contact NRF executive director Chris Seidel: (847) 299-9070, Ext. 264;;

Academic awards

The NRF is also accepting applications for its 2003-04 academic scholarships. The scholarships provide recipients with $1,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study. They 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 already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational or technical 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 participating in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of education goals and third-party appraisal. Financial need is not considered.

Applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2003, and winners will be notified by May 2003.

For more information, students should contact NRCA executive assistant Chrystine Hanus: (847) 299-9070, Ext. 222; fax (847) 299-1183;