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DFI Educational Trust Awards $24,000 in Scholarships to Students Pursuing Careers in Deep Foundations

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org), the charitable arm of DFI, recently awarded $24,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in civil, geotechnical or construction engineering.

In July, the DFI Educational Trust awarded seven $2,000 At-Large Scholarships to students at U.S universities and colleges. Recipients were Athina Gkrizi, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Alessandra Hossley, senior, Oregon State University; Qiang Li, Ph.D. candidate, Oregon State University; Roberto Nevarez-Garibaldi, graduate student, Virginia Tech; Amanda Parry, graduate student, Tufts University; Bivian Reyes Mejia, Ph.D. candidate, University of Rhode Island; and Lauren Santullo, junior, The College of New Jersey.

Also in July, the Trust awarded a $5,000 Thomas Wysockey Civil Engineering Scholarship to Tim Corcoran, graduate student, Northwestern University, and a $5,000 John O’Malley Scholarship to Scott Schmidt, graduate student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The DFI Educational Trust manages 11 scholarship programs funded by endowments, donations and fundraising events. Eligibility requirements vary from program to program, however, in general, scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students in excellent academic standing who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing studies in fields such as civil, geotechnical or construction engineering. Since 2006, the DFI Trust has awarded $620,000 in scholarships to more than 160 students.

Donations to the DFI Educational Trust scholarship funds can be made online at www.dfitrust.org.