The Deep Foundations InstituteEducational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, announced the availability of scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year under its At-Large Scholarship Program.

In 2014, the DFI Educational Trust will award five $2,000 At-Large Scholarships, which can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational 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; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

“DFI recognizes that the future of our industry depends on our ability to encourage and engage promising young engineers to consider careers in the deep foundation construction field,” says David Coleman, chair, DFI Educational Trust. “We are proud to make funding available through the At-Large Scholarship program to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in the industry.”

The deadline for applications is April 15. Awards will be announced no later than June 30.

Applications and submission requirements are

The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,300 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute,