Applications Being Accepted for ISM's 9th Lizzi Scholarship
Applications Due Friday, December 30

September 26, 2022, Eighty Four PA:

The International Society for Micropiles (ISM) is accepting applications through December 30 for the 9th Lizzi Scholarship from graduate students studying in the field of micropiles. The scholarship award includes travel and accommodations expenses for attendance at the 15th International Workshop on Micropiles in Vail, Colorado, from May 31-June 2, 2023; complimentary workshop registration; and a selection of micropile publications.

The scholarship is named for Dr. Fernando Lizzi (1913-2003), the visionary leader of ISM and the inventor of the “pali radice” or original “root pile” foundation system. 

Applicants must reside in the United States, be enrolled in graduate studies, and be either proposing to conduct or currently conducting research on micropiles.

Applications can be submitted at: More information is available at

The scholarship recipient will be selected by the ISM International Workshop on Micropiles organizing committee and the workshop host company, TEI Rock Drills. The scholarship recipient will be required to make a brief presentation outlining their proposed or current micropile research at the 2023 workshop.

ISM’s 15th International Workshop on Micropiles includes lectures, discussions and panel sessions on all aspects of micropile technology, the 11th Lizzi Lecture, the 4th World Cup of Micropiles competition, and several social events.

About ISM
The International Society for Micropiles (ISM) is a consortium of international representatives involved in the design, construction, research/development and instruction/promotion of micropile technology. ISM provides an international forum for debate, advice, problem-solving and support to micropile specialists and nonspecialists throughout the world. Members of the Society can actively seek advice and experience from other members within this international group. ISM aims to be respected internationally as the preeminent center of knowledge for the development, advancement and promotion of micropile technology.