DFI Educational Trust and Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Announce a New Legacy Scholarship Fund
The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announce the establishment of the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund. The fund was started with a $200,000 donation from Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and an additional contribution of $102,000 by many principals of Langan.
The fund will provide scholarships to civil engineering students who are focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering. Within the fund, there are three standing 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/Polytechnic School of Engineering
The scholarship will make its first disbursement in 2015 by awarding $15,000 in scholarships.
“We are pleased to do our part to help enable brilliant young students stay in the engineering field,” said David T. Gockel, President/CEO, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. “The Langan Legacy Scholarship Fund will help future engineers achieve their career goals, and, in turn, allow them to make great contributions to our industry and our world. I also want to acknowledge Rudy Frizzi, Langan Managing Principal and past president of the Deep Foundations Institute, who took the lead in helping us to establish this scholarship.”
“DFI is extremely thankful for Langan’s support of the DFI Educational Trust, promising students and the future of the industry,” said Theresa Engler, Executive Director of DFI and the DFI Educational Trust. “Through the generous support of DFI member companies such as Langan, the DFI Educational Trust has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to more than 100 students in fields of study related to the deep foundations industry.”