USSD Student Scholarship Award

USSD Scholarships will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates or graduate students enrolled in a U.S. college or university program related to dams and water resources. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Click here to download the application form. Once completed, upload it below along with the other required documents.

    Personal Information


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    Upload completed application (click here to download PDF).

    Research Proposal

    Attach a description of the proposed research work. Do not exceed 6 pages in length, including any figures or tables. The description should address each one of the following items:

    • Title
    • Problem description
    • Research objectives
    • Research approach
    • Innovative aspects and potential benefits of the proposed research


    Upload copies of academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies. A copy or unofficial transcript sent via pdf are acceptable.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Upload two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s academic advisor.
    Letters should be addressed to "USSD Committee on Awards." Letters may be submitted by the applicant with the application package, or submitted directly to the Awards committee via email from the recommender to