DFI Educational Trust Awards At-Large Scholarships For Students Pursuing a Career in Deep Foundations  

July 8, 2014, Hawthorne N.J.: The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust (, the charitable arm of DFI, announces the recipients of At-Large Scholarships for academic year 2014-2015.

The five recipients, each receiving a $2,000 scholarship, are Zachary Fallert, a senior at University of Missouri; Megan Hamilton, a senior at Virginia Tech; Jacob Sumearll, a senior at University of Wyoming; Megan Farnsworth, a junior at Villanova University; and Andrew Druckrey, a graduate student at the University of Tennessee.

"DFI recognizes that the future of our industry depends on our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundation construction field," says David Coleman, chair, DFI Educational Trust. "We are proud to make funding available through the At-Large Scholarship program to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in the industry."

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.