DFI Educational Trust Awards Stanley Merjan and George J. Tamaro Civil Engineering Scholarships
Hawthorne, N.J. : Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, recently awarded scholarships from the Stanley Merjan City College of New York (CCNY) Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund and the George J. Tamaro Manhattan College Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund.
Three CCNY students each received $5,000 awards from the Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in 2010 and is named for the late Stanley Merjan, an inspiration and mentor to young engineers throughout the construction industry, and a graduate of CCNY. The students also received free DFI student membership.
Nicholas Gorton is a senior civil engineering student specializing in structures. He is an active member and leader in his school community, participating in clubs such as Engineers Without Borders, the American Society of Civil Engineers and LAESA-SHPE.
Tian Hua Liao is a senior majoring in civil engineering with a structural and construction engineering concentration. He aspires to become a professional engineer and interned at the Structural Division of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a structural intern in the summer of 2021.
Jose Wu is a senior majoring in civil engineering with a concentration in structural engineering. Through his internships, he has been able to work with steel and concrete structures, foundations components and support of exaction drawings.
Five Manhattan College students each received $3,000 awards from the George J. Tamaro Manhattan College Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is named for George J. Tamaro, the first-ever DFI Legends-Engineer Award recipient and a graduate of Manhattan College. The students also received free DFI student membership. The recipients are seniors Rinelle Alleyne, Chris Charvet, Joseph Dinotte, Momainul Islam and Pelle Nogueira.
The DFI Educational Trust manages 20 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations and fundraising events. Since 2006, the Trust has awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 400 students studying at colleges and universities across the United States and the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Typically, these students are recognized at the DFI Educational Trust gala dinner in November, which was canceled due to covid. Support for ongoing scholarships is appreciated. Donations to the DFI Educational Trust scholarship funds can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.
About the 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 the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, 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.