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Since 2006, the
Trust has awarded

$1.25 Million
to over 350
Students
The DFI Educational Trust supports students across the United States and Canada pursuing
a degree in civil engineering or a field related to the deep foundations industry. With your
generous donations, you are making these students' dreams come true.

Scholarship Highlights
Langan Legacy Fund
Scholarships

The recipient of the Dennis J. Leary
Memorial Scholarship at the University of
Illinois was junior Eleftherios Monaxios.

Merjan Scholarship
Recipients

The following students were the 2019
recipients of the Langan Engineering and
Environmental Services Legacy Scholarships,
each receiving $5,000.

Manuel A. Fine Civil
Engineering Scholarships

Four City College of New York (CCNY)
students received the Stanley Merjan
Civil Engineering Scholarship at the DFI
Educational Trust Gala Fundraising Dinner.

The recipient of the Bernard F. Langan
Scholarship at Purdue University was
graduate student Rameez
Ali Raja. After serving 17
years in the Pakistan Army
Corps of Engineers, Raja has
earned his M.S. from Purdue
and is continuing as a Ph.D.
candidate.
The recipient of the Donald J. Murphy
Memorial Scholarship
at NYU Tandon School of
Engineering was senior
Maria Dominique (Nikki)
Ong. Upon graduation,
she is pursuing an M.S. in
environmental engineering.
The recipient of the George P. Kelley
Memorial Scholarship at
Drexel University was junior
Andrew David Risser. Once
he receives his B.S. in civil
engineering, Risser plans to
pursue an M.S. in geotechnical
engineering.

Two students from schools in the Province
of Ontario, Canada, received the Manuel A.
Fine Civil Engineering Scholarship, each in the
amount of $2,500.
Michelle Liu is a graduate student at
the University of Waterloo. During her
undergraduate studies she
became interested in the
systemic challenges of
Northern communities. As a
result, the research topic for
her M.S. in civil engineering is
the Impact of Surface Material
Type on Rate of Downward
Heat Transfer in Permafrost Soil.
Patrick Wilkon is a senior studying civil
engineering and management at McMaster
University. After graduation,
Wilkon plans to work as
a municipal infrastructure
engineering consultant or as a
tunneling contractor, integrating
his capabilities and interests
in deep foundations to provide
innovative solutions that
solve daily challenges in transit, water and
wastewater transmission.

Jeffrey Liu is a senior civil engineering
student with a concentration in structures. He
is the concrete mix design captain of the local
Concrete Canoe Club and president of the local
chapter of the Structural Engineers Association
of New York. He participated in the Dwight
David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Program (DDETFP) and presented a poster
at the Annual Transportation Research Board
(TRB) Conference.
Imam H. Mihan is a senior pursuing his
bachelor's degree in civil engineering, with a
specialization in structural engineering. After
graduation, he plans to work as a structural
engineer in New York City while pursuing his
master's degree. He is currently an active
member of the ASCE Student Chapter at CCNY.
Alison Richard is a civil engineering student
with a specialization in structures. Before
attending CCNY she worked as a draftsperson
and an expediter. After graduation she plans to
be involved in both new construction, project
management and forensic engineering - in
addition to pursuing a master's in structures.
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