Apply for a 2016-2017 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship
Available November 2015
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2016/2017 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 2016/2017 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 2017 will be eligible for the 2016 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
Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July 2016.
2015-2016 ASDSO Scholarship Winner:
Timothy Hunter Sabins, University of South Carolina
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Timothy Sabins as the recipient of its 2015-2016 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship. This is the twenty-fourth year of the ASDSO Scholarship Program, which awards up to $10,000 to US citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.
Timothy’s application was chosen from submittals received from schools across the country. He will receive a $7,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as a complimentary ASDSO student membership for one year and complimentary registration and travel to ASDSO’s 2015 annual conference held September 13-17 in New Orleans, LA.
Timothy is a senior at the University of South Carolina’s Honors College majoring in civil and environmental engineering. He participated in undergraduate research under Dr. Hanif Chaudhry and assisted with dam and levee breach simulation research, including building dam system models to simulate flooding during a dam breach. Timothy recently interned at Dynamic Engineering Consultants close to his hometown of Spring Lake Heights, NJ. He also participates in numerous organizations, including the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honors societies, the University of South Carolina Project Vida Club, and several intramural sports.
According to ASDSO Scholarship Chairman John Moyle, "All of this year's candidates were highly qualified, but we were especially impressed by Timothy’s dam safety related activities, as well as his impressive academic standing."
Applications for ASDSO’s 2016-2017 dam safety scholarships will soon be available at www.damsafety.org. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2016.
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.
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.