The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust has established a new scholarship program, the Michael L. Condon Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund, honoring the late “Mike” Condon, co-founder of Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc., of Oakland, Calif., for his contributions to the deep foundations industry.

The fund has been launched with a generous donation of $50,000, received from Condon-Johnson & Associates. The donation is part of a pledge from Condon-Johnson totaling $100,000.

“Through his energy and drive, Mike helped create a vibrant company that has become a fixture in the deep foundations industry on the West Coast of the United Sates,” says Jerry Condon, president of Condon-Johnson & Associates and Condon’s brother.  “We at Condon-Johnson & Associates are pleased to be able to honor Mike’s name and, through the Michael L. Condon Scholarship Fund, enable young people to pursue careers in engineering and construction.”

The fund will provide 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. 

“DFI is extremely thankful for Condon-Johnson’s support of the DFI Educational Trust, promising students and the future of the industry,” says Theresa Engler, executive director of DFI and the DFI Educational Trust. “Through the generous support of DFI member companies such as Condon-Johnson, the DFI Educational Trust has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to more than 100 students in fields of study related to the deep foundations industry.”

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, visit