ASDSO's Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are no longer being accepted. The scholarship recipient will be announced in July 2020.


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.


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Dominique Emmett - 2019-2020 Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Dominique Emmett is a senior at Penn State Harrisburg working towards her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She is a member of the college’s ASCE student chapter, where she serves as the club's environmental chair. Previously, she worked as an intern for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as an engineering intern, responsible for conducting low hazard dam inspections throughout the commonwealth. Currently, she is completing an engineering internship at Gannett Fleming, Inc. working on dam design and hydraulic analysis. Following graduation, Dominique plans to continue her education and pursue a master’s degree.

Pictured (Left to Right): John Moyle, Chair of the Scholarship Committee; Dominique Emmett; Roger Adams, 2018-2019 ASDSO President

Special thanks to our sustaining members