CASFM has $2500 available
for the 2016-2017 academic year. Application packages must be received by
October 17, 2016.
for the Application Document
The purpose of this
scholarship is to promote interest among students and the engineering
community in CASFM and to promote
the goals of the organization. Applicants must be enrolled in a
graduate program closely related to CASFMís
goals at a College or University in the State
of Colorado and be registered to take at least 3 credit-hours of coursework
per semester. Eligible programs of study include, but are not limited
to, hydrology, hydraulics, watershed management, floodplain management,
stormwater management, stormwater quality, emergency response, meteorology
and climatology. The scholarship recipient will also have the option
to make a brief presentation on their research project at the
2017 annual CASFM
conference held in September in
Breckenridge, Colorado. Registration and three nights lodging at the
conference is included if the recipient commits to make a presentation by
the registration deadline (typically in August).
Three applicants will be short-listed based on this application and a
short essay (up to 500 words; attach to application) describing their
personal and career goals and how they relate to the goals of CASFM.
Short-listed applicants will be notified by November 4, 2016.
A panel will hold a short (approximately 20 minute) interview with
short-listed applicants in mid-November at the Urban Drainage and Flood
Control District office in Denver. The successful candidate will be
notified by December 2, 2016. Funds will be disbursed
by check directly to the student.
The Scholarship Committee Chair is:
Jacob James P.E, CFM
Town of Parker
20120 E. Mainstreet
If you have any
questions about the content of this page, please contact Jacob.
The 2016-2017 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is Brik Zivkovich.
He is enrolled as a Doctoral Student of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver within the coordinated joint PhD program at the Boulder campus.
His dissertation will focus on improving links and developing software to aid stormwater professionals, city governments, and other municipalities in understanding vegetative management impacts on floodplains and flood hydraulics as well as involvement with a new educational research committee focusing on acid mine drainage remediation.
The 2015-2016 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is
Brad Bettag. Brad is a full-time water resources engineer at CH2M
as well as a full-time graduate student. He obtained his Professional Engineering (PE) license in December of 2013 and is pursuing a masterís degree in the Hydraulics and Hydrology program at the University of Colorado at Denver. Brad is interested in stormwater in urban environments, which includes low impact design, urban channels, water conveyance systems, and stream restoration projects within the urban corridor.
The 2014-2015 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is
Tyler Rosburg. Tyler is a graduate student at Colorado State University where he is pursuing a Masterís Degree in Civil Engineering with coursework in hydrology, hydraulics and river restoration. Following graduation in the spring of 2015, Tyler plans to pursue licensure as a professional engineer and hydrologist.
2013-2014 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is Tony Tran. Tony is a
Colorado native where he completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering
at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) in 2009. Currently, he is pursuing
a Masterís in Civil Engineering with an area of emphasis in Hydrology and
Hydraulics at UCD. In addition, to his academic studies, he is a registered
engineer intern in Colorado and is working full-time for a local water resources
consulting firm. In the Spring of 2014, he plans to graduate and pursue his
professional engineer registration.
2012-2013 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is Henok (Henny) Debesu.
Henny is pursuing a graduate study at University of Colorado Denver in
Hydraulics/Hydrology Engineering and plans to graduate in Fall 2013.
2011-2012 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is Jamie Prochno.
Jamie is a graduate student at the University of Colorado in Denver where she is
majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Engineering and anticipates
graduating Fall of 2015.
2010-2011 CASFM Ben Urbonas Scholarship recipient is Brian Christopher.
Brian is a graduate student at the University of Colorado in Denver where he is
a candidate for a Masters in Environmental Sciences. He anticipates graduating
2009-2010 CASFM Scholarship recipient is Jason Messamer, who is obtaining
his Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State
University. He is currently working on a stormwater sampling project in
partnership with the City of Fort Collins, CO in an effort to evaluate the
performance of several stormwater best management practices (BMPs).
2008-2009 CASFM Scholarship recipient is Steve Roznowski from Colorado State
University. Steve graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan Tech
in 2008 and is now pursuing a masterís degree at CSU under the direction of Dr.