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DFI Educational Trust Awards 15 Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations

January 12, 2021, Hawthorne N.J.:

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, recently awarded 15 scholarships to students pursuing careers in civil and geotechnical engineering.

The DFI Educational Trust manages 19 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations and fundraising events. Since 2006, the Trust has awarded $1.25 million in scholarships to more than 400 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Following are the recent scholarship recipients.

Manuel Fine Civil Engineering Scholarships ($2,500 each)

  • Hamzah Smadi, University of Waterloo, Ontario
  • Grytan Sarkar, Western University, Ontario                                      

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships ($5,000 each)

  • Jeehee Lim is the recipient of the Bernard F. Langan Scholarship at Purdue University.
  • Elayne Blancas received the Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
  • Paul Pullia was awarded the George P. Kelley Memorial Scholarship at Drexel University.

Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund

  • Luis Abreu
  • Ming Sum Leung
  • Peter Metias
  • Xiaoxiao (Eva) Zhang 

Penn State Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

  • Timothy Wheeler

George J. Tamaro Manhattan College Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund ($2,500 each)

  • Dylan Grace
  • Rachel Foertch
  • Robert Del Prete
  • Andrew Scala

University of Pittsburgh Scholarship Fund ($2,500)

  • Russell Jacobs

Donations to the DFI Educational Trust scholarship funds can be made online at www.dfitrust.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 4,000 members worldwide.