Apply for a 2014-2015 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship
Application deadline: March 31, 2014

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2014/2015 school year. Successful

recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2014/2015 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 2015 will be eligible for the 2014 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 2014.

Additional information is included in the application form. Click here to download a form.



2013-2014 ASDSO Scholarship Winner:
Lacey Albers,
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Lacey Albers as the sole recipient of its 2013-2014 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship.  This is the twenty-second 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.

Lacey’s application was chosen from 19 submittals received from schools across the country.  She will receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year, as well as a travel stipend to attend Dam Safety '13, ASDSO’s 2013 national conference, to be held September 8-12, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Lacey is a senior at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, majoring in civil engineering.  She is a member of Chi Epsilon, Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers, where she volunteered at the annual student conference.

She currently works at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s St. Louis office, where she keeps track of levee inspections and works with dam safety projects. In the past, she also worked for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

In her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time outdoors playing softball, volleyball, and boating. She competes in various intramural activities and sports leagues as well.

Past ASDSO Scholarship Winners





Lacey Albers
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville



About ASDSO's Scholarship Program

The ASDSO Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships of up to $10,000 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

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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