U.S. dam organizations accept scholarship applications

Two North American dam organizations are calling for applications for 2007 scholarships totaling $22,000.

The United States Society on Dams, of Denver, is accepting applications filed by Jan. 12, 2007. USSD awards scholarships to U.S. student members whose graduate-level research could provide practical solutions to dam design, analysis, construction, operation, safety, environmental, maintenance, and rehabilitation problems.

USSD said it will present one $10,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships March 7, 2007, at a USSD conference in Philadelphia.

USSD scholarship applicants must submit a proposal describing a specific research topic, highlighting the original and innovative aspects of the proposed research.

Information, including the scholarship application form, and instructions for completing and submitting the form, is available from USSD’s Internet site, www.ussdams.org.

Dam safety officials offer up to $10,000

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials, based in Lexington, Ky., plans to award up to $10,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students in 2007. That application can be obtained from ASDSO’s Internet site, www.damsafety.org.

Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2007. Successful candidates are to be announced in June 2007.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at the senior level during the 2007-2008 school year in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in a career in hydraulics, hydrology, or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline associated with dam design, construction, and operation. They must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college.

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