Each year Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) provides scholarships to outstanding students in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. The REA Student Grants & Awards Committee is now accepting applications at the links below. The deadline for all student awards applications is March 23, 2018. For any questions, please e-mail the REA G&A Committee Chair Alberto Montesi firstname.lastname@example.org.
All scholarships are awarded at the REA/School of Engineering End-of-Year Picnic, to which the entire Rice community is invited to celebrate the achievements of the year. Over $150,000 in awards and scholarships are presented.
REA provides Merit Awards to outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. Submit a Merit Award application.
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.
Leadership Excellence Award: Given to undergraduate engineering students who have shown outstanding leadership at Rice. Submit a Leadership Excellence Award application.
Research Excellence Award: Given to an undergraduate engineering student who has performed outstanding academic research at Rice. Submit a Research Excellence Award application.
International Service Award of $4,000: Given to an undergraduate engineering student who has distinguished himself or herself through international service. Submit an International Service Award application.
Buckley Sartwelle Scholarship: Created by Jack Boyd Buckley CE â€™48 and Helen Sartwelle Buckley BA â€™44 in memory of their parents, this is awarded to an outstanding junior in mechanical engineering in the amount of $12,000. Submit a Buckley Sartwelle Award application.
R.K.M. â€śBobâ€ť Dickson Prize: Created by H. deForest Ralph Jr. BA â€™55, ChE â€™56 in memory of his roommate Bob Dickson â€™55, this award recognizes an engineering student whose work benefits society, and is in the amount of $1,500. Submit a Bob Dickson Award application.
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. The REA will award up to $7,000 in grants during the Fall Grant Cycle, supporting projects which will be started, completed or have major activities during the second half of the school year(December through April), and up to $7,000 in grants during the Spring Grant Cycle, supporting projects which will be started, completed or have major activities during the summer and first half of the school year (April through November). Expedited funding, ahead of the established grant award date, can be provided at the discretion of the REA to accommodate time sensitive funding requests.
Grant winners will be required to provide a follow up report and/or 10 minute presentation at an REA event upon completion of the project. In addition, grant winners will be recognized at the annual REA Student Awards Picnic in April.
The Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) has established a graduate student travel grant program. The focus of this program is to support engineering graduate students who are attending conferences or professional meetings to present their research work. The key requirement for receiving the grant is that the graduate student is presenting a paper or a poster at the conference/meeting. Grant funding must be used to support travel to the conference and may not be used to supplement a general operating fund for the research group.
Travel 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. The REA will award the travel grants during the Fall Grant Cycle. Grant winners will be required to provide a follow up report and/or 10 minute presentation at an REA event after attending the conference/meeting. In addition, grant winners will be recognized at the annual REA Student Awards Picnic in April.
In 2018, the REA changed its Alumni Honors recognition program by partnering with the Dean of theÂ George R. Brown School of Engineering to recognize eight alumni at the inaugural Rice Engineering Awards event in April 2018.
The REA awards alumni in three principal categories: