|DFI Educational Trust Awards 30 Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations|
August 18, 2021, Hawthorne NJ:
In July, Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, awarded 30 scholarships totaling $92,500 to students pursuing careers in civil and geotechnical engineering.
“The pandemic brought unprecedented challenges. Thankfully the deep foundations industry and DFI’s membership continued to support the Trust with continued donations,” says Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., G.E., D.GE, chair of the DFI Educational Trust, managing principal/executive vice president of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, and past president of DFI. “In return, the Educational Trust is proud to have maintained its mission by providing consistent, strong financial support to students who are the future of the industry.”
Following are the recent scholarship recipients:
Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship ($5,000 each)
Francis Gularte Scholarship ($2,500)
Fred H. Kulhawy Memorial Scholarship Fund ($2,500)
Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship ($5,000)
John O’Malley Civil Engineering Scholarship ($5,000 each)
Terracon Consultants Scholarship ($2,000)
Thomas J. Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship ($5,000 each)
At Large Special Award Scholarship ($5,000)
Funded by General Fund
DFI Educational Trust General Scholarship ($2,000 each)
The funding for the 2021 General Scholarships came from the Charles J. Berkel Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The DFI Educational Trust manages 20 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations and fundraising events. Since 2006, the Trust has awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 400 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States and the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Donations to the DFI Educational Trust scholarship funds can be made online at www.dfitrust.orgAbout 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 4,000 members worldwide.