DFI Educational Trust Announces New Fundraising Initiative "Scrap for Scholars" 

March 28, 2016, Hawthorne NJ: The DFI Educational Trust has launched Scrap for Scholars, a fundraising initiative targeted at companies with construction sites and manufacturing plants that produce metal waste such as used tools, excess rebar and steel templates. Companies are encouraged to donate the proceeds received from the recycled waste to the general fund of the DFI Educational Trust to support its programs and activities. The Trustís programs help civil engineering students attain their educational goals and continue on to careers in the deep foundations industry.

"Recycling has never been so purposeful," says M. Byrl Williams, P.E., of Foundation Constructors Inc., and chair of the DFI Educational Trust Board of Trustees. "Your recycled metal can fund programs that encourage students in the fields of studies related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders."

Other benefits of donating include:

  • Tax deductions, to the extent permitted by law
  • Acknowledgement and recognition of your company in DFI's Deep Foundations magazine, the DFI Trust eNewsletter and at the DFI Annual Conference
  • Improvement of your corporate reputation
  • Increased company recognition among civil engineering students
  • Raised awareness of recycling on construction job sites
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About DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust ( 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 Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary 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.