DFI Educational Trust Accepting Applications for the George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship for Civil Engineering Students at Drexel University 

September 9, 2019, Hawthorne N.J.:

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust is accepting applications for the 2019 George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship, which provides scholarships to civil engineering students attending Drexel University. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2019. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

The George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 as part of the Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund.

George P. Kelley, P.E., was born and raised in Philadelphia and was a member of the four-person founding team of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Since Langan’s funding in 1970, he was a key leader at the firm, who helped grow the company into a large, multinational business with over 1,000 employees. He was a passionate leader within the company, and served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for 10 years. His commitment to Langan employees is underscored every year with the “George P. Kelley Empowerment Award,” which is given annually to an employee who demonstrates leadership results through empowerment. Kelley attended Duke University and earned a BSCE in 1965. After two tours in Vietnam in the United States Naval Construction Battalions (“Seabees”) as a Lieutenant from 1965 to 1967, he pursued a MSCE from Purdue University and graduated in 1968. Kelley passed away on June 18, 2018.

 Applications for the George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship are available at

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, (973) 423-4030,

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.