Congratulations to 2020 College Undergrad Scholarship Winner Tia Gordon!

Tia Gordon is a microbiology major and rising senior at Kennesaw State University. By any measure, she is a remarkable young woman, and she is the winner of this year’s $5,000 undergraduate scholarship awarded by the DRI Foundation.  From Lithonia,…

Congratulations to 2020 High School Senior Scholarship Winner Tomasina DeLong!

Tomasina DeLong of Shaker Heights, OH, prides herself on preparedness. As someone who is part of an at-risk population and the daughter of a continuity professional, she found herself ahead of the curve as the recent pandemic was unfolding. And…

2020 Foundation Scholarships Now Open for High School Students and College Undergraduates!

Applications are now available for the 2020 DRI Foundation Scholarship -- open to both high school seniors and college undergrads in the U.S. and Canada! The DRI Foundation believes that educating our youth about the importance of disaster preparedness today…

Read the Winning DRI Foundation Scholarship Essay by Mariel Thompson

ESSAY QUESTION For an organization or nation to be best prepared requires a holistic, united collaboration among all the elements that will reduce risk and increase the state of readiness. While resources are an important requirement; the ability for participants…

Congratulations to 2019 High School Senior Scholarship Winner Eddie Dixon!

Eddie Dixon is one resilient young man. He’s also the winner of the DRI Foundation scholarship for a high school senior. A recent graduate of Southwest Guilford High School with a 4.31GPA, Eddie and was captain of the varsity lacrosse…

Congratulations to 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Winner Mariel Thompson!

Mariel Thompson thought her mom’s phone was hacked. “It was 10 o’clock in the morning and I was at work. She kept calling and texting me messages like ‘Mariel, answer the phone,’ and sounding really excited and I thought for…

2018 Undergrad Scholarship Winner Knows the Value of a Backup Plan

Julia Neuvirth knows exactly what to do when confronted with a possible data security issue. “The first thing I do is call my dad,” she says. Julia is the winner of the 2018 DRI Foundation $5,000 college scholarship for a…