News Release January 2012


Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum announces scholarship rules

HOUSTON – Rice University students are invited to submit applications for partial tuition scholarships during the 2012-2013 academic year to the Rice Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Forum by March 9, 2012. E&C Forum scholarship awards may range from $1,000 to $7,500 in value.

Members of the E&C Forum’s scholarship committee will give priority to School of Engineering professional masters, terminal research masters students, or seniors for 2012-2013 with potential interest in the engineering and construction industry, or with interest in careers in companies and industries that employ E&C companies.

The scholarships are open to all disciplines in the School of Engineering at Rice. The E&C industry historically has hired graduates of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering programs at Rice.

To apply for an E&C Forum scholarship, qualified applicants must submit a cover letter addressed to:

Nancy Tucker
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ryon Lab, MS-318
6100 Main St.
Rice University
Houston TX 77005-1827
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-6340

The letter must state the applicant’s career interests; academic objectives; likely coursework during 2012-13; research objectives, if applicable; any committed or likely financial support from Rice or other scholarship sources for the 2012-13 academic year; and a brief paragraph stating the reasons why you think that you should be deserving of the award.

Applicants also should attach an unofficial transcript of Rice coursework completed through the fall semester of 2011.

Scholarship-award decisions will be made by the E&C Forum’s scholarship committee. Scholarship winners will be notified by approximately April 3, and all decisions will be final.

Scholarship funds will be submitted directly to Rice University to be used to defray tuition and fees for the 2012-13 academic year.

EDITORS: The Rice Global E&C Forum is a voluntary academic-industry organization dedicated to stimulating original thinking, discussion, and resolution of the major economic, political, strategic and technological challenges and opportunities faced by global engineering and construction companies.

To view past recipients of E&C Forum scholarships, please visit:

For further information, please contact: Nancy Tucker, E&C Forum administrative assistant, at 713-348-6340 or 713-724-4244 (cellular); Professor Ed Segner, Rice University, chair of the E&C Forum scholarship committee, at 713-348-2381; or A. D. Koen, E&C Forum media advisor, at 713-812-1623 (office); or by e-mail at

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