The DRI Foundation Scholarship Award


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The 2018 DRI Foundation Scholarship is open to applicants on Monday, February 12, at 9:00 am and  closes midnight PDT on May 14, 2018. The winners will be announced by June 22, 2018.

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. The following year we expanded to offer two scholarships. And in 2018 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. The applicant is not required to pursue a degree in business continuity or related fields.


2017 Winners
High School:
RJ Wilson, son of  DRI International CBCV Richard Wilson.  Read RJ’s essay.
College Undergraduate: Michael Tatum, son of DRI International CBCP Michael Tatum Sr. Read Michael’s essay.

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

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