Opportunities for Support

The Initiative for Students provides numerous opportunities to impact the lives and educations of students today. Please explore the volunteer, engagement and giving opportunities below to find the point of impact that is meaningful to you and gives our students the future of higher education today.

Owl Edge Externships
Host an Owl at your workplace for a one- to five-day job shadowing experience and give them a realistic idea of a day in the life in your career field.
Owl Edge Internships
Provide a student with a professional experience that connects their Rice experience with professional work or research.
Owl Edge Experience Fund
Support summer experience grants that provide students in unpaid or underpaid internships resources to gain invaluable professional experience.
Rice Annual Fund Scholars
Strengthen your connection with today’s students while you support their hard work and talent through the new Rice Annual Fund Scholars program.
Scholarship support
When we raise $50 million in scholarship support this year, we ensure that every Rice student with the talent, character and drive finds their place at Rice.
Leadership at Rice
Support leadership at Rice through various programs that encourage leadership training and skills for students in every field of study.
Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative
The Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative will provide entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to prepare students for meaningful careers.
Undergraduate Research
Rice can continue to distinguish the undergraduate experience by giving undergraduates access to meaningful research opportunities.
Rice School of Architecture
Support the RSA’s forward-looking, multi-faceted and challenging student experience that is firmly rooted in academic excellence.
School of Humanities
From international travel opportunities to hands-on research and professional development, the School of Humanities fosters academic excellence and rich experiential learning.
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Support hands-on research opportunities for students that demand creativity and critical thinking to complement their foundation in the classroom and lab.
The Shepherd School of Music
At the Shepherd School, your support will prepare students for successful careers through vitally important competition, audition and travel.
Shepherd School graduate fellowships
Support graduate fellowships that enable music students to focus on developing their musical skills and talents.
School of Social Sciences Gateway
Gateway gives undergrads the chance to build professional experience and hone their problem-solving and leadership skills at home and abroad.
School of Natural Sciences Summer Research Scholarships
High-quality research experiences give students an exceptional educational experience and prepare them for success in graduate programs and medical school.
School of Humanities Summer Travel Fellowships
Study abroad experiences intensive language study prepare Rice students to thrive in a multicultural world.
Rice Architecture Mentoring Program (RAMP)
Strengthen this critical professional and personal link between architecture students and alumni in the RSA.
Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE)
Support the rare opportunity to position Rice as one of the leading institutions in the world for the study of economics.
Volunteer at Rice
There are many ways for Rice alumni, friends and parents to get involved at Rice -- find yours today at volunteer.rice.edu.