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 15, 2019. For any questions, please e-mail the REA G&A Committee Chairs Vivas Kumar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chris Powers (email@example.com).
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. Application is here.
Research Excellence Award: Given to an undergraduate engineering student who has performed outstanding academic research at Rice. Application is here.
International Service Award: Given to an undergraduate engineering student who has distinguished himself or herself through international service. Application is here.
Buckley Sartwelle Scholarship: Created by Jack Boyd Buckley CE ’48 and Helen Sartwelle Buckley BA ’44 in memory of their parents, this is awarded to an outstanding junior in mechanical engineering in the amount of $12,000. Application is here.
R.K.M. “Bob” Dickson Prize: 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. Application is 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.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the Student Project Grant Application.
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, 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. Expediting funding, ahead of the established grant award date, can be provided at the discretion of the REA to accommodate time sensitive funding requests.
For questions or to submit an application for the REA Graduate Student Travel Grant Program, contact Rice Engineering Alumni Grants and Awards Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the Graduate Student Travel Grant Application.
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 2019 slate of honorees. Please email recommendations to Hillary Norwood at email@example.com by March 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. We ask that you submit either a resume/CV or brief summary (no more than one page in length) detailing why your selected alumna or alumnus merits consideration for one of the following awards:
For a list of 2018 recipients, visit engineering.rice.edu/alumni_awards.