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DFI Educational Trust Awards $24,000 in Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations 

August 10, 2016, Hawthorne NJ:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org), the charitable arm of DFI, recently awarded $24,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in civil, geotechnical or construction engineering.

In July, the DFI Educational Trust awarded seven $2,000 At-Large Scholarships to students at U.S universities and colleges. Recipients were Athina Gkrizi, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Alessandra Hossley, senior, Oregon State University; Qiang Li, Ph.D. candidate, Oregon State University; Roberto Nevarez-Garibaldi, graduate student, Virginia Tech; Amanda Parry, graduate student, Tufts University; Bivian Reyes Mejia, Ph.D. candidate, University of Rhode Island; and Lauren Santullo, junior, The College of New Jersey.

Also in July, the Trust awarded a $5,000 Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship to Tim Corcoran, graduate student, Northwestern University, and a $5,000 John O’Malley Scholarship to Scott Schmidt, graduate student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The DFI Educational Trust manages 11 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations and fundraising events. Eligibility requirements vary from program to program, however, in general, scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students in excellent academic standing who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing studies in fields such as civil, geotechnical or construction engineering. Since 2006, the DFI Trust has awarded $620,000 in scholarships to more than 160 students.

Donations to the DFI Educational Trust scholarship funds can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.

 

 

 

 

 

About 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 3,300 members worldwide.

Athina Gkrizi, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Alessandra Hossley, senior, Oregon State University


Roberto Nevarez-Garibaldi, graduate student, Virginia Tech


Bivian Reyes Mejia, Ph.D. candidate, University of Rhode Island


Lauren Santullo, junior, The College of New Jersey


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