ASDSO's Scholarship Program

The 2019-2020 application period is now closed. Please check back in October for the 2020-2021 application.

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 2019-20 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 2020 will be eligible for the 2019 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

The announcement of successful candidates will be made in July of each year.


Tyler Kleinsasser - 2018-2019 Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient   

Tyler is a senior studying civil engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he serves as an officer in several honor’s societies, including Chi Epsilon and Phi Eta Sigma. In addition, he has volunteered for many different service projects in Haiti, Peru, Jamaica, and Chile. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors and exercising and is a member of the Skynamics Ultimate Frisbee Club. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Construction Engineering & Management.

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