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Menard Carnegie Mellon University Scholarship

Initially, this scholarship was part of the Charles J. Berkel Memorial Scholarship Fund. In 2012, it became a stand-alone scholarship, thanks to the fundraising efforts of DFI Past President Seth Pearlman. From 2012 to 2016, the fund was supported by direct donations and with net proceeds of the DFI Educational Trust Pennsylvania Annual Golf Outing. Since 2016, the fund is supported through direct donations only.

As is the case with other Trust scholarships, recipients must demonstrate financial need and an interest in the deep foundations industry via civil or geotechnical engineering.

Only Carnegie Mellon students are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are made directly to Carnegie Mellon University. The University selects the students.

Founding Donors


Star Iron Works
Equipment Corporation of America

Brayman Construction
Kelly Tractor Co.
LB Foster Company
Penndrill Manufacturing