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Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship

Established in 2010 with the generous donations of founding corporate and individual sponsors, the scholarship is named for Stanley Merjan, an inspiration and mentor to young engineers throughout the construction industry. Merjan made a substantial personal contribution to kick off this endowed fund.

David Coleman, with Underpinning and Foundation Skanska, led the CCNY scholarship drive to raise an endowment of $200,000 for the fund in order to provide undergraduate civil engineering students with scholarships. This endowment goal was met on November 2014. Scholarships are awarded annually from the earnings of the fund at a total of $25,000 per year. Recipients must demonstrate a financial need and demonstrate an interest in the deep foundation industry via civil or geotechnical engineering. Annually the student recipients are recognized at the DFI Educational Trust Annual Gala Dinner held in November in the New York/New Jersey area.

Applications are made directly to the City College of New York. Recipients selected by the college.

Stanley Merjan (1928-2019)

Stanley Merjan, P.E., earned his BCE from CCNY in 1948 and spent most of his career with Underpinning and Foundation Skanska involved with pile foundations and construction. Starting as a construction superintendent in 1955, his duties evolved over the years holding the position of general superintendent, chief engineer and eventually executive vice president for operations. Merjan was involved in a number of high profile building projects involving pile foundations including the new Yankee Stadium, JFK Airport Air Train, Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

Merjan was a charter member of DFI and served on its Board of Trustees. In 2001, he was the recipient of the DFI Distinguished Service Award. He held 12 U.S. patents for high capacity driven piles. In 1992 he was named ORT’s New York City Engineer of the Year. Additionally he was inducted into the Academy of Geo-Professionals as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE).

Stanley Merjan CCNY Civil
Engineering Scholarship
Founding Donors

Underpinning & Foundation Skanska

Bermingham Foundation Solutions
The Bernardo Family
Jack Dougherty and John Dougherty
Equipment Corporation of America
Lally Pipe & Tub, Division of LB Industries
The Laquila Group Inc.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Trinity Products
Urkkada Technology Ltd.


American Equipment & Fabricating Corp.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers Inc.
Andrew J. Burns (CCNY Class of 1996)
Jason Blinn
Florian Bauer
Center Rock Inc.
David B. Coleman
George R. Compton III
Construct Marketing
John Cubala
Zoran Curanovic
Alfredas Daugiala

DFT Consultants
Empire Concrete
Melvin I. Esrig
Maria Alina and Alexander Filotti
Mason J. Ford
Halmar International
Fabio Liscidini
Anthony Loreto
Julius (Buddy) McIntosh
Barbara Merjan
Moretrench American Corporation
John O’Rourke
Alfranio Prado

Karyne P. Raymond
Jim and Anne Reilly
Robert Remler
Russell Scheedie
Lloyd Scott
Richard D. Short, DFI Educational Trust Chairman (2006-2010)
Skyline Steel
Steven M. Hain Co., Inc.
Gene Swindell
Tom Trochalides Jr.
Michael S. Tuculescu
Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC
M. Byrl and Frances M. Williams