ASDSO's Scholarship Program

Hope Stauffer, Boise State University

2020-2021 Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Hope Stauffer is a senior at Boise State University. She is working towards a degree in Construction Management and has worked for Engineered Structures INC performing quality and internal control. She is active in her university and was the president and founding member of Women in Construction, Engineering and Development, and treasurer of the Construction Management Association.


About ASDSO's Scholarship Program

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) was founded in 1984 with these stated goals:

•  To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on dam safety issues.
•  To foster interstate and inter-governmental cooperation in dam safety.
•  To provide information and assistance to state dam safety programs and to the ASDSO membership.
•  To provide representation of state interests before Congress and federal agencies responsible for dam safety.
•  To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state dam safety programs.

Recognizing that one of the keys to achievement of these goals is the development of well-trained technical persons with an interest in one of the many scientific fields related to dam safety, ASDSO established its Dam Safety Scholarship Program in 1992.



Scholarships 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 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.  

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in early 2021.

Special thanks to our sustaining members