The Association of State Dam Safety Officials is calling for applications from undergraduate students for scholarships totaling up to $10,000 to be awarded for the 2008-2009 school year.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at the senior level during the 2008-2009 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 related to the design, construction, and operation of dams.
They must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college, and must have a recommendation from their academic adviser. Selection will be based on academic scholarship, financial need, work experience and activities, and an essay on ASDSO and the importance of dam safety, the organization said.
The application is available from ASDSO’s Internet site, www.damsafety.org, and by writing the organization.
Applications must be postmarked by March 29 and are to be submitted to ASDSO, 450 Old Vine St., Second Floor, Lexington, KY 40507. Successful candidates are to be announced in June, the group said.