Dam Safety Scholarship Program


Dam Safety Scholarship Program

ASDSO's Dam Safety Scholarship Program was established in 1992, recognizing that one of the keys to achieving the association's goals is the development of well-trained technical persons. Through the program, ASDSO annually awards a scholarship to at least one undergraduate senior who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career related to dam design, construction, and operation and is studying in a related field.

As of 2023, ASDSO has awarded more than 50 scholarships totaling more than $250,000.

The application deadline for the 2024/2025 Undergraduate Scholarship Program is closed.  The application window for the 2025/2026 program will open in January 2025.


2023-2024 Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Devers Photo - Scholarship.JPGWilliam Devers
Norwich University

William "Billy" Devers is a senior at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, working towards a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a minor in construction management. At Norwich University, Billy is the president of the ultimate frisbee club and holds officer positions in all the civil engineering-related honor societies on campus. DSC02286.JPG

Billy has found great interest in dams and water resources engineering through his college, internships, and general love for the outdoors. Billy worked for the Vermont Dam Safety Program in the summer of 2022, inspecting and writing reports on 95 dams. In the summer of 2023, Billy interned at Aldrich & Elliott Water Resources Engineering, a small private consulting firm in Vermont, where he learned about hydraulics engineering for water and wastewater management.

Billy was awarded a $20,000 scholarship and a travel stipend to attend the Dam Safety 2023 conference in Palm Springs, California.