DFI Educational Trust Accepting Applications for At-Large Scholarships For Students Pursuing a Career in Deep Foundations 

April 7, 2016, Hawthorne N.J.: The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, is accepting online applications for its At-Large Scholarship program for academic year 2016-2017.

The DFI Educational Trust will award several At-Large Scholarships ranging from $2,000 - $5,000 each, which can be used for funding tuition, fees, books and/or living expenses. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a U.S. college or university; be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in an accredited civil, geotechnical engineering or related deep foundations curriculum; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

"The DFI Educational Trust is proud to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering," says M. Byrl Williams, P.E., of Foundation Constructors Inc., and chair of the DFI Educational Trust Board of Trustees. "DFI recognizes that the future of our industry will depend upon our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundations industry."

Applications are being accepted from April 1, 2016, until May 16, 2016. Awards will be announced no later than July 15, 2016. Applications and eligibility and submission requirements are online at

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 3,500 members worldwide.