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Applications open to Ontario students for Manuel Fine Scholarship

Two US$2,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students attending schools in Ontario.


Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust is now accepting applications for the 2017 Manuel Fine Civil Engineering Scholarship, which provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students attending schools in the province of Ontario.

Two scholarships, in the amount of US$2,500 each, will be awarded in 2017.

The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

scholarshipThe Manuel Fine Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 with generous donations from Bermingham Foundation Solutions, where Fine was employed for 23 years, the Heavy Construction Association of Ontario, the Heavy Construction Association of Toronto and the Ontario Association of Foundation Specialists.

The fund honours Manuel Fine, who served DFI for 24 years in many roles, including trustee, president, executive director, managing editor of Deep Foundations magazine, and in recent years, as publisher of the DFI Journal.

Fine, a graduate of the University of Toronto,  spent 23 years with the Bermingham Group of Companies, where he served as president of Berminghammer Corporation Limited and vice president of Bermingham Construction Limited. He opted for full retirement this year.

Fine is a member of Professional Engineers, Ontario, a fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (having served on the Executive of CGS’ Southern Ontario Section) and a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Applications for the Manuel Fine Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund are available at http://www.dfi.org/trust/scholarships.asp?fine.

Also, registration is open for the Inaugural Manuel Fine Civil Engineering Scholarship Fundraising Dinner being held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at The Fifth Grill and Terrace in Toronto, Canada, at 6 p.m.

 The guest speaker is Andy Lederman, director, commercial, Crosslinx Transit Solutions – Constructors.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Manuel Fine Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund.