in financial aid endowments by June 2025
Thanks to the generosity of Rice trustees and other donors, we are making steady progress toward our goal, but we will need the full support of the Rice community if we are to lead the way in providing access and opportunity to all talented students.
In Dec. 2021, Rice University announced an expansion to The Rice Investment, strengthening its commitment to loan-free financial aid:
*With typical assets
This is the future of affordability. With your support, we will boldly invest in our talented young Owls who, prepared with a Rice education, will move the world forward.
Gifts that provide permanent impact
The Rice Investment empowers the most talented students to choose Rice based on their ability to excel, not their ability to pay. Endowed undergraduate scholarships are critical to meeting this need, enabling donors to establish a source of scholarship support for students in perpetuity and to solidify their personal connection to Rice. The Rice endowment pool includes nearly 500 need-based scholarship funds that benefit undergraduate students, but we need to build on this foundational support to sustain The Rice Investment.
The table on the right demonstrates the exponential growth of a scholarship endowment over the past 50 years.
For more information about endowments, contact Development and Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-4383.
The Rice Investment is a bold step toward making an extraordinary education affordable to talented students from all walks of life. We talked with students, parents, alumni and donors to better understand the challenges of affordability and to explore how substantial scholarship support can impact the lives and choices of students and families.
Rice’s future is stronger with you. Discover how you can help.
Name an endowed scholarship
Rice’s commitment to affordability relies upon a long-standing tradition of scholarship endowments created by dedicated alumni and friends. Establish your own legacy at Rice and help us to build a future of accessibility and opportunity.
Establish a named, endowed scholarship (minimum of $100,000, payable over 1-5 years), or contribute to an existing endowment. You can explore our endowment resources or contact us at 713-348-4600 or email@example.com to discuss how you can make an impact.
Our team can also structure a gift planning vehicle to fund a significant commitment to The Rice Investment. Contact the office of Gift Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore options.