Rice University

Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Hilda and Hershel Rich Family Endowment for Student Community Service

Purpose 

The purpose of the Hilda and Hershel Rich Family Endowment for Student Community Service is to support student engagement with societal issues through volunteerism, internships, research projects, and other relevant activities. The projects are intended to make a distinctive impact upon society, raise awareness among the Rice community, and foster and encourage leadership and creativity among Rice students.

**Apply now for the fall semester round of 2017-2018 funding!**

Funding
 
There is no funding limit. Recent awards have ranged from $300 to $15000. The budget should be appropriate to the scale and impact of the project and adhere to the following expense guidelines: 
 
  • 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 such as Alternative Spring Break or Global Urban Lab.
  • Current seniors can apply for post-graduate support up to $5,000 for a summer project that aligns with the purpose of the Endowment.