DFI Educational Trust Awards Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships 

January 24, 2017, Hawthorne NJ:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust has awarded two of three 2017 Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships. The fund was established in 2015 with a $200,000 donation from Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and an additional contribution of $102,000 generously made by many principals of Langan.

The fund, which provides scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering, includes three scholarships honoring former distinguished members of Langan:

  • The Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University
  • The Dennis J. Leary Memorial Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue is Venkata Sakleshpur, a Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering. His research topic is Analysis of Direct and Mixed (Piled) MSE Abutments.

The 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is Julia Langewis, a fifth-year undergraduate student studying civil engineering and mathematics. She is interested in environmental engineering and worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations last summer.

The 2017 Dennis J. Leary Memorial Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be awarded in the spring. Donations to the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.  

About the DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.

Venkata Sakleshpur, Purdue University


Julia Langewis, NYU Tandon School of Engineering


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