Student Resources

DFI takes a special interest in deep foundations education, recognizing that the students of today will be the industry leaders of tomorrow. In pursuit of supporting the future of deep foundations, DFI has compiled many resources useful to students in the fields of deep foundations, construction, and excavation.

DFI is also excited to provide free individual memberships for students. Students must provide a copy of their student ID card upon submission of their application, and are encouraged to submit resumes to the resume bank for viewing by DFI Corporate Members.

DFI Academic Opportunities

Applying for DFI’s scholarship opportunities, joining student chapters, and submitting your resume are a great way to begin your deep foundations journey.


The DFI Educational Trust provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering, and construction management.

Student Chapters​

DFI Student Chapters are organized to allow student members to participate in improvement of the planning, design, and construction aspects of deep foundations and deep excavations.

Student Resumes

DFI student members are able to upload their resumes for corporate members in the deep foundations industry to browse. Resumes can be uploaded through your MyDFI account.

Student Competitions

DFI and its Educational Trust hold an annual student paper competition as well as other competitions at conferences at times.

Student Paper Competition

DFI’s Student Paper Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students of engineering and construction, providing winners with chance to publish in the DFI Journal and to present at DFI’s Annual Conference.


As a DFI Student Member you are entitled to free, unlimited downloads of 140,000+ papers and articles on mining, tunneling and deep foundations construction from this online document library.

Sign-in as a DFI member at to be automatically logged-in to, or register separately at

Industry Links

DFI has compiled a list of links to relevant deep foundations construction industry resources and related associations for our members and website visitors.

If you are aware of other pertinent links that should be added to this list, please submit them through our Industry Link Form for our consideration.

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