Morty Rich Scholarship

The Morty Rich Scholarship recognizes a continuing student who has distinguished himself/herself through commitment and service to Rice or to the greater community. The successful candidates will have recognized a need in the community, developed objectives, and implemented or established programs that would benefit the community and will realize no personal gain for these efforts. Graduating seniors are not eligible for this award.

Tailored Resume :
Please create a resume tailored to the Morty Rich Scholarship. The resume should focus on your community engagement experiences, and include the impact of those efforts as well as the skills you have gained.

Essay :
Please include your name, the date you are submitting your application, and graduation month/year on three separate lines (aligned right) in the header. 

In 500-1000 words address the following:

  1. Your experience with civic engagement (on campus and/or off campus)
  2. Your development, in a sense of civic identity, through your experiences (through growth with an organization or social issue, regular volunteer service, etc.)
  3. Your future commitment to public action

Applications will be evaluated based on essay content and caliber as related to the prompt, and adherence to the application instructions. Letters of support will not be considered.

Application deadline Monday March 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM CT*

Contact the CCL ( with any questions or concerns regarding the application process.



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Phone: 713-348-2223
Fax: 713-348-5885


Center for Civic Leadership
Rice Memorial Center, Room 208
6100 Main St. Houston, TX 77005