ASDSO's Scholarship Program

Travis ShoemakerTravis-Shoemaker.jpg - 2017-2018 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient   

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Travis Shoemaker as the recipient of its 2017-2018 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship. This is the twenty-sixth year of the ASDSO Scholarship Program, which awards up to $10,000 to US citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.

Travis’s application was chosen from submittals received from schools across the country. He will receive a $7,500 scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, as well as complimentary registration and travel to ASDSO’s 2017 annual conference to be held September 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas.

Travis is a senior studying civil and environmental engineering at Lafayette College, where he is researching the use of remote sensing technologies for dam inspections. In addition to this research, he is also interested in the design of structures, hydrology, and water resource management. Travis has interned with several companies, including PPL Electric Utilities, Gannett Fleming, and McLaren Engineering Group. Upon graduation, Travis intends to pursue a career in geotechnical engineering with a focus on water resource management.

According to ASDSO Scholarship Chairman John Moyle, "This year’s candidates were highly qualified, but Travis’s academic record and research in dam safety stood out the most while at Lafayette College."



About ASDSO's Scholarship Program

The ASDSO Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships to U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.

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 during the 2018-19 academic term 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.

Minimum Criteria
Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2019 will be eligible for the 2018 scholarship.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor.
 

Basis for Award
The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Financial Need
  • Work Experience/Activities
  • Essay

Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July of each year.

Click here to download the 2018-19 scholarship application

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