Veterans Outreach Program

Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship

Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship

Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation is committed to helping our veterans succeed. To do our part, the Foundation has created a Veterans Outreach Program to help our Veterans realize their dreams and help both themselves and their respective organizations achieve great success as they transition into the professions of emergency response, crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery.

The Veterans Outreach Program’s focus is to establish an industry-first “giving-back” scholarship program to active duty or recently separated (within five years) veterans of our United States Military. The scholarship will include, at no cost to qualified candidates, admission to Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) educational course (BCLE 2000), all course materials, qualifying examination, and all applicable certification application fees. These certifications are the standards of excellence in business continuity management and will help the candidate to stand out as a job candidate in this competitive field. Certifications acknowledge an individual’s effort to achieve a professional level of competency in the industry.

The Foundation is making every effort to ensure an impartial and objective awards process. Toward this end, all references to the applicant’s actual identity will be removed and applications will be judged by an independent committee from the Veterans Outreach Program consisting of non-DRI staff, a majority being former military are DRI members, board members, commission/committee members and contractors.

We encourage all interested veterans to apply following the guidelines listed below. We look forward to veterans joining our ranks.

Thank you,

Alan Berman
DRI Foundation

 About the Program

Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton provides this introduction to the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program created to help our Veterans realize their dreams and help both themselves and their respective organizations achieve great success as they transition into the professions of emergency response, crisis management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. In the long version of this video, you’ll also hear from actual veterans who are being helped by this program, as they explain in their own words the value of a DRI education as they pursue private-sector employment.

About the Scholarship

●  Each selected candidate will be offered a place in a DRI International class in near proximity to their current location.
●  The scholarship will entitle each selected candidate to attend a DRI International credentialing class, take the qualifying examination and if they successfully pass the examination, complete the application and associated experience essay requirements needed to become certified.

Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship Application Instructions

Please read the Application Instructions for detailed instructions and information required to complete the Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship application.

Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship Application

Please complete the Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship Application if you meet the described qualifications and are interested in applying for the Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship.

Veterans Outreach Program Committee

Visit the Leadership page to learn more about the Veterans Outreach Program Committee members.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does one apply for the scholarship?

An application must be completed to apply for the scholarship. Please see the application completion directions to fill out the application.

What is the DRI Foundation Veterans Outreach Program Scholarship and who is eligible?
The scholarship is awarded to active military and honorably discharged veterans.

For what can the scholarship be used?
DRI International Business Continuity (BCLE 2000) education course, examination, and certification application

Will travel and lodging to class locations be covered?
Veterans who utilize their GI Bill to cover the cost of the education course may be eligible to have travel expenses covered. Meals are covered for all attendees.

How will the winner of the scholarship be determined?
Completed applications will have all identification removed and will be reviewed by an independent committee.  The committee will make its determination based on service record, volunteerism activities, and an essay.  The decision of the committee is final.

Where can I find more information on transitioning from military to civilian?
Learn how to start preparing for Interviews, Mentoring Tips, Social Media Tips, and quick reference on Military to Civilian Translations.


For more information contact or call (646) 619-3599.
Thank you for your interest in the Veterans Outreach Program.