The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Education Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee will award five grants of $1,750 each to women in fields related to the design or construction of deep foundations.

The grants cover registration and related expenses for the DFI’s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Chicago, Oct. 15-18, 2019. The grant recipients will be featured in Deep Foundations magazine and recognized at the Women in Deep Foundations Committee's Networking Reception as well as the Awards Banquet during the conference.

The DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee advocates for retaining women in the deep foundations industry. The goal is to foster greater success and interest of professional women in the industry. The group promotes networking events, endorses outreach and helps professionals build mentoring relationships.

For more information, visit The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.

About the DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust 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.

The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,500 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit