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DFI Educational Trust Accepting Scholarship Applications for Students Pursuing a Career in Deep Foundations

Parul Dubey on April 3, 2023 - in News

Submission Deadline May 15


Hawthorne, N.J.:  The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, is accepting online applications for the Trust’s At-Large Scholarships, Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund and Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship Fund. Applications are being accepted through May 15.

“The Trust is focused on recognizing the best and brightest students who will be the next generation of designers, contractors and equipment manufacturers,” says Rudy Frizzi, chair of the DFI Educational Trust and a past president of DFI. “Since inception, the Trust has awarded more than $1.9 million in scholarships to at least 500 recipients at nearly 75 educational institutions. We ask DFI members and industry professionals to encourage students they know to apply for these scholarships.”

At-Large Scholarships

Several At-Large Scholarships ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 each are being awarded in 2023.  They can be used for funding tuition, fees, books and living expenses. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a U.S. college or university; be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in an accredited civil, geotechnical engineering or related deep foundations curriculum or an undergraduate degree in construction management; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and demonstrate an interest in the deep foundations industry and financial need.

Only one application is required to apply for the following seven scholarships that are part of the At-Large Scholarship program:


Condon Scholarships

Three scholarships of $4,000 each are being awarded from the Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. Established in 2015, the fund honors the late Michael “Mike” Condon, co-founder of Condon-Johnson & Associates, for his contributions to the deep foundations industry. The fund provides scholarship awards to deserving students enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate civil engineering program and who are interested in pursuing a career in the deep foundations industry. The scholarship is available to students attending the following colleges: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Washington State University, Montana Tech, University of Colorado-Boulder and Virginia Tech.


Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship

Two scholarships, one for $5,000 and one for $2,500, are being awarded from the Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship Fund.  Established in October 2020 with a generous donation from GRL Engineers (GRL) and Pile Dynamics (PDI), the fund honors George G. Goble, Frank Rausche and Garland E. Likins, the founders of GRL and PDI. The fund provides At-Large Scholarships to full-time undergraduate or graduate civil engineering, electrical engineering and computer science students attending any accredited college or university in the U.S., and who demonstrate prior employment, co-op or intern experience with a civil engineering application.


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 foundations industry leaders.


About the 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.






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