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DFI Educational Trust Awards 2019 Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships 

February 10, 2020, Hawthorne N.J.:

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust has awarded three of the four Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships. The fund was established in 2015 with a $200,000 donation from Langan Engineering and Environmental Services and an additional contribution of more than $100,000 generously made by many principals of Langan. 

The fund, which provides scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering, includes four 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 Tandon School of Engineering
  • The George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship at Drexel University

The 2019 recipient of the $5,000 Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University is graduate student Rameez Ali Raja.

After serving 17 years in the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers, Raja has earned his M.S. from Purdue and is continuing as a Ph.D. candidate. 

The 2019 recipient of the $5,000 Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is senior Maria Dominique (Nikki) Ong. Upon graduation, she is pursuing an M.S. in environmental engineering. 

The 2019 recipient of the $5,000 George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship at Drexel University is junior Andrew David Risser.

Once he receives his B.S. in civil engineering, Risser plans to pursue an M.S. in geotechnical engineering. 

Donations to the Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Legacy Scholarship Fund can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.   

Contact: Emilio S. Fandino, Trust Administrator, (973) 423-4030, efandino@dfi.org.

About 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 Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) 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.

Rameez Ali Raja, graduate student, Purdue University


Maria Dominique (Nikki) Ong, senior, NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Andrew David Risser, junior, Drexel University


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