Each year Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) provides scholarships to outstanding students in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. All scholarships are awarded in the spring, typically with over $100,000 in awards and scholarships given.
We invite you to explore last year's list of 2020 student award recipients!
The deadline for all student awards applications is March 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). For any questions, please email the REA Student Grants & Awards Committee Chairs at email@example.com.
REA provides Merit Awards to outstanding juniors and seniors in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. Apply for a Merit Award here.
REA provides four scholarships recognizing excellence in leadership, research and international service. These scholarships are open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the School of Engineering.
Given to undergraduate engineering students who have shown outstanding leadership at Rice. Apply for the Leadership Excellence Award here.
Given to an undergraduate engineering student who has performed outstanding academic research at Rice. Apply for the Research Excellence Award here.
Given to an undergraduate engineering student who has distinguished himself or herself through international service. Apply for the International Service Award here.
Created by Jack Boyd Buckley CE ’48 and Helen Sartwelle Buckley BA ’44 in memory of their parents, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior in mechanical engineering in the amount of $12,000. For the 2020-2021 academic year, multiple awards will be available due to challenges faced by students surrounding COVID-19. Apply for the Buckley Sartwelle Scholarship here.
Created by H. deForest Ralph Jr. BA ’55, ChE ’56 in memory of his roommate Bob Dickson ’55, this award recognizes an engineering student whose work benefits society and is in the amount of $1,500. For the 2020-2021 academic year, multiple awards will be available due to challenges faced by students surrounding COVID-19. Apply for the R.K.M. "Bob" Dickson Prize here.
Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) has established a grant program to support outstanding student-led engineering initiatives at Rice. The focus of this program is to provide financial support to projects, activities and initiatives which are not directly related to class work. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply to the program. Grant funding must be used to support a specific activity and may not be used to supplement a general operating fund for an organization or group.
Student-led projects/activities/initiatives will be selected for funding based on the following criteria:
The minimum grant amount is $500 and the maximum grant amount is $2,500. The maximum grant amount can be increased to $5,000 under special circumstances. Grant winners will be required to provide a follow up report and/or 10 minute presentation at an REA event, such as at the Winter Social or at the REA Homecoming event, upon completion of the project. In addition, grant winners will be recognized at the annual REA Student Awards Picnic in April.
Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) has established a graduate student grant program. The focus of this program is to support engineering graduate students and their individual research work. The key requirement for receiving the grant is that the graduate student is performing research with the intent of presenting a paper or a poster at the conference/meeting. Grant funding may not be used to supplement a general operating fund for the research group.
Grant request will be selected for funding based on the following criteria:
Paper presentations will be prioritized over poster presentations.
The maximum grant amount is $1,500, however historically most recipients have received partial grants against their total ask. The REA will award the grants during the fall and spring grant cycles. Grant winners will be required to provide a follow up report and/or 10 minute presentation at an REA event, such as at the Winter Social or at the REA Homecoming event, after attending the conference/meeting. In addition, grant winners will be recognized at the annual REA Student Awards Picnic in April.
For questions or to submit an application for the REA Graduate Student Grant Program, contact Rice Engineering Alumni Grants and Awards Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the REA wish to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and through service to their communities and we are currently accepting nominations for our 2020 slate of honorees. To nominate, please complete this online nomination form no later than March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.
To learn more about the 2019 recipients, visit engineering.rice.edu.
We invite you to explore a list of past award recipients from 1974 to 2019 and learn more about the history of engineering alumni awards at Rice University!