The DRI Foundation Scholarship Award

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The 2017 DRI Foundation Scholarship is open to applicants on Monday, February 27, at 9:00 am and  closes midnight PDT on May 15, 2017. The winners will be announced on  June 16, 2017.

High School Seniors

College Undergraduates

The DRI Foundation believes that educating our youth about the importance of disaster preparedness today is key to guaranteeing a more resilient community in the future. Made possible through donations from DRI and DRI Canada, the DRI Foundation Scholarship is the result of our commitment to education. In addition to providing information about academic performance and volunteer activities, scholarship applicants are asked to write an essay on a topic of interest to our profession.

In 2015, we awarded our first-ever DRI Foundation Scholarship. Last year, we expanded to offer two scholarships. And in 2017 we again offer two scholarships — one for high school seniors and one for college undergrads in the U.S. and Canada. Scholarship applicants’ parent or legal guardian must be a DRI Certified Professional in good standing. Each scholarship is $5,000, and payment will be made in the form of a check awarded to the scholarship recipient.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a DRI International Certified Professional in good standing and the applicant must be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate program. The applicant must reside within the United States or Canada.


2016 Winners
High School: Daniel Pelis, son of CBCP and principal at PMA Technology Solutions. Read Daniel’s essay.
College Undergraduate: Katia Hamamouche, daughter of DRI CBCP Michelle Hamamouche. Read Katia’s essay.

2015 Winner
High School: Tyler Newsom, son of DRI International MBCP David Newsom, was the winner. Read Tyler’s essay.