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

Submission Deadline May 15

Hawthorne, N.J.:  The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, is accepting online applications April 1–May 15, for the Trust’s At-Large Scholarship program, Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund and Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship Fund. Applications and eligibility and submission requirements for all three scholarship programs are online at www.dfitrust.org.

At-Large Scholarships

Several At-Large Scholarships ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 each are being awarded in 2024. They can be used for funding tuition, fees, books and or 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.

Condon Scholarships

Three $4,000 scholarships from the Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund are being awarded in 2024. 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 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

One scholarship for $5,000 and a second one for $2,500 will be awarded from the Goble Rausche Likins Scholarship Fund this year. Established in October 2020 with a generous donation from GRL Engineers 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 U.S. college or university, 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 foundations 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.