Initially a recipient of the Charles J. Berkel Memorial Scholarship Fund, Carnegie Mellon University is now a stand-alone scholarship program, thanks to the fundraising efforts of DFI Past President, Seth Pearlman, who organizes the Annual Golf Outing at Chartiers Country Club in Pittsburgh each July. Proceeds from the event go directly to supporting this fund.

As is the case with other Trust scholarships, recipients must demonstrate financial need and an interest in the deep foundations industry via civil or geotechnical engineering.