Apply for a 2015-2016 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline Extended: April
7, 2015

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015/2016 school year and have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2015/2016 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.

Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2016 will be eligible for the 2015 scholarship.

Minimum Criteria - Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor.

Basis for Award - The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines:
o Academic Scholarship
o Financial Need
o Work Experience/Activities
o Essay

Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July 2015.




2014-2015 ASDSO Scholarship Winners:
Emily Keck, Rowan University and Jamie Bond, Oregon Institute of Technology

Scholarship Committee Chairman John Moyle presented awards to Emily Keck (left) and Jamie Bond at Dam Safety 2014 in San Diego.The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Jamie Bond and Emily Keck as the recipients of its 2014-2015 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship.  This is the twenty-third year of the ASDSO Scholarship Program, and awards US citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.

Jamie’s and Emily’s applications were chosen from 34 submittals received from schools across the country. Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year as well as a complimentary ASDSO student membership for one year and free registration to ASDSO’s 2014 annual conference held September 21-25 in San Diego, California.

Jamie is a senior at the Oregon Institute of Technology, majoring in civil engineering. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where she participated in the steel bridge competition as the team co-captain, and worked on increasing membership for her school’s student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She currently works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Walla Walla District, where she assists with levee inspections.

Emily is a senior at Rowan University, majoring in civil and environmental engineering. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Society of Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and The Society of Women Engineers. She has been involved in several extracurricular activities, including repairing homes with the Appalachia Service Project. Emily recently worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control, where she reviewed engineering reports and plans and assisted with safety inspections.


Past ASDSO Scholarship Winners









About ASDSO's Scholarship Program

The ASDSO Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships to U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.

Other Scholarships

NEW! 2/12/15 - Doctoral Fellowship in Geotechnical Engineering at Utah State University (Emphasis in Internal Erosion and Risk Assessment Associated with Dams and Levees)
Student will work with Dr. John Rice on research related to internal erosion and risk assessment associated with dams and levees. Dr. Rice’s research deals with studying the mechanisms of internal erosion through laboratory modeling and using reliability-based, stochastic methods to assess risk due to dams and levees. The selected student will have the opportunity to design and implement a research program that is along their interests while meeting the needs of Dr. Rice’s research program.
The United States Society on Dams (USSD) annually awards one or two scholarships to U.S. college or university graduate students whose research studies have a potential for developing solutions to design, analysis, construction, operation, safety, environmental, maintenance and rehabilitation problems related to dams. The Scholarship Program is administered by the USSD Committee on Scholarships.  Graduate students from U.S. academic institutions are invited to apply. Applications are encouraged from all fields of study related to USSD activities, including civil engineering, environmental and social sciences, water resources management, etc.
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