The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, recently awarded several scholarships to civil engineering and deep foundations students at two colleges.
In a news release, the trust says it manages 20 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations and fundraising. In the latest awards, three students from the Stanley Merjan City College of New York (CCNY) Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund each received $5,000 from the Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. That fund, established in 2010, is named for the late Stanley Merjan, a CCNY graduate, inspiration and mentor to young engineers throughout the construction industry. The recipients, all senior civil engineering students, were Courtney Grinnel, Justin Lin and Meri Stojanova.
The trust also awarded five Manhattan College students each $3,000 from the George J. Tamaro Manhattan College Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is named for George J. Tamaro, a member of the first class of DFI Legends award winners and a graduate of Manhattan College. The recipients, all senior civil engineering students, were Daniel Angel, Amadeusz Biela, Orlando Blanco, Samantha Perricelli and Emily Specht.
Since 2006, the trust has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 500 students studying at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.
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 foundation industry leaders.
The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 4,000 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit www.dfi.org.