Hawthorne, N.J. :  The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, is accepting online applications for its At-Large Scholarship program for academic year 2020-21.

Several At-Large Scholarships, ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 each, are being awarded in 2020. There is one universal application for scholarships from the following funds.  Each fund provides varying numbers of scholarships and award amounts:

Awards can be used for funding tuition, fees, books or living expenses. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a U.S. college or university and 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. Scholarships are awarded based on standards that do not discriminate relative to the applicant’s race, color, religion, age, gender, orientation, nationality or ethnic origin. Consideration will be given to applicants with financial need.

Applications for At-Large Scholarships are due May 15, 2020.  Awards will be announced no later than July 15, 2020. Applications and eligibility and submission requirements are online.

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 3,500 members worldwide.