The Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) Educational Trust has announced five at-large scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each recipient will receive $2,000 for use towards tuition, fees, books and educational living expenses.

The students receiving the scholarship are Zachary Fallert, a senior at University of Missouri; Megan Hamilton, a senior at Virginia Tech; Jacob Sumearll, a senior at University of Wyoming; Megan Farnsworth, a junior at Villanova University; and Andrew Druckrey, a graduate student at the University of Tennessee.

DFI is proud to financially help those working to pursue a career in the industry, says David Coleman, chair of the Educational Trust. “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.”

Those who apply 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.

The DFI Educational Trust is the nonprofit, charitable arm of DFI. Created in 2006, the mission of the trust is to provide scholarships and opportunities to those studying the deep foundation industry. To learn more about the trust, visit