The purpose of the Hilda and Hershel Rich Endowment is to support student leadership development with a societal impact, including both individual and group activities, through volunteerism, internships, research projects, and other relevant activities. Successful proposals will engage the Houston community, the Rice University campus community, and foster leadership and creativity among Rice students.
In addition to the Rich Family Endowment goals, proposals should align with the mission of the Center for Civic Leadership, which is “to enable students to understand the complexity of societal issues, their roles as active members of society, and the mechanism for achieving equitable and inclusive communities.” Applicants should demonstrate that they are approaching their project from an informed and ethically sound position. In order to ensure the quality of projects receiving grants, the CCL will support recipients throughout project implementation.
Funding & Expenses
While there is no maximum amount for which to apply, prior grants have ranged from $300 to $15,000. The budget should be appropriate to the scale and impact of the project.
Allowable expenses: basic lodging, transportation, meals, and supplies.
Excluded expenses: wages, technology readily available on campus, participation fees for domestic or international programs in community service or research.