Rice University

Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Alternative Spring Break Participant

Civic Leadership Competencies: Reflection, Diversity of Communities and Cultures

The Rice University Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program empowers Rice students to engage with new communities through direct service work; gain awareness and in-depth education around one social justice issue; and learn about the value of the reflection process and connecting with others on a deeper level.

Dates Held: Weekly meetings held November - April with immersion trip occuring March 10 - March 18, 2017

Funding: Financial aid is available for student trip costs and is NOT a factor considered in the application and selection process. The CCL follows a need-blind policy for all application processes. Participants are responsible for raising funds to cover their registration fees, unless awarded a financial aid scholarship. The cost is $150 for trips driving from or taking place in Houston and $350 for trips that will require a flight. The CCL offers two forms of need-based financial aid to help students subsidize costs - a payment plan option and financial scholarships. CCL staff determine awards in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office. In order to maintain confidentiality, site leaders will not have information about who applies for or is awarded financial aid.

Deadline: Applications are due by 10/5 at 11:59pm.

Contact: Morgan Kinney

(mbk3@rice.edu / 713.348.4327)