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FROM: Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), 450 Old Vine St., Flr. 2, Lexington, KY 40507-1544  USA, http://www.damsafety.org

DATE RECEIVED: 26/11/2006 [dd/mm/yyyy]

DATE DISTRIBUTED: 27/11/2006 [dd/mm/yyyy]

TITLE: 2007-2008 Dam Safety Scholarship Applications Now Available

 

DESCRIPTION:

Lexington, KY:  11/21/2006

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) was founded in 1984 with the ultimate goal of preventing catastrophic dam failures.

Recognizing that a well-trained work force is essential to achieving this goal, ASDSO established its Dam Safety Scholarship Program in 1992.

During the 2007-2008 academic year, up to $10,000 will be awarded to selected outstanding undergraduates based on the following qualifying criteria:

-U.S. citizenship;

-Full-time enrollment at the senior level during the 2007/2008 school year in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO;

-Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams;

-A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college;

-The recommendation of his or her academic advisor; and

-Submission of a typewritten essay on ASDSO and the importance of dam safety.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2007, and announcement of successful candidates will be made in June 2007.

  

The application is available on the ASDSO Web site at:

http://www.damsafety.org/documents/pdf/ASDSO_Scholarship _App.pdf

or http://www.damsafety.org (Kids & Careers).

 

For more information: 

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

450 Old Vine St., 2nd Floor

Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Tel: (859) 257-5140

Fax: (859) 323-1958

info@damsafety.org

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The Association of State Dam Safety Officials is a national, not-for-profit organization made up of over 2,200 dam safety officials from federal, state and local governments, the private sector, and academia. The goal of ASDSO is to improve dam safety and state dam safety programs in the U.S.

 

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