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Disaster Recovery Institute Announces DRI Scholarship Award

• $5,000 to be awarded to a high school senior
• Children of DRI Certified Professionals are eligible

NEW YORK – April 23, 2015 – DRI Foundation, the charitable arm of Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI), has established the DRI Scholarship Award to help defray the cost of higher education while supporting DRI's efforts to raise awareness of the need for corporate, government and personal preparedness. Eligible high school seniors in the United States and Canada may apply for the $5,000 scholarship award online.

The scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a DRI Certified Professional in good standing. As part of the application process, applicants are asked to research and write a 1500-word essay on what they can do to contribute to preparedness in their local communities.

"The application process is designed to benefit every applicant by encouraging a dialogue about community preparedness," said Al Berman, DRI International President and CEO. "We also hope to learn from these essays by gaining insight into how the next generation of leaders views the world from preparedness perspective."

Complete eligibility requirements can be found at http://thedrifoundation.org/what-we-do/the-dri-foundation-scholarship-award/.

About DRI International
Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has 12,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to masters level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization’s annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism. Through its Collegiate Conference Series, DRI is helping to create the business continuity professionals of tomorrow, partnering with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing field through day-long networking and educational programs. As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resilience through public-private partnerships. DRI is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization.

About the DRI Foundation
The Disaster Recovery International Foundation pursues its vision of resilient communities worldwide through promoting disaster risk reduction through education, fundraising donations after disasters, and by aiding recovery efforts through volunteerism. The DRI Foundation is the charitable arm of DRI International.

Media Contact:
Raquel Tanz
G&S Business Communications

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