High School Essay Contest

This program enhances Rice’s relationship to a High School audience generally not represented in substantial ways in its undergraduate population. Students at some of the more economically challenged HISD high schools are invited to participate in this essay contest that encourages them to think creatively about solutions to problems facing their communities. Winners receive scholarships and a Princeton Review SAT Preparation course taught at the Rice Campus. All entrants are invited to Rice for an essay-writing workshop that includes presentations from admissions/financial aid counselors.  

Thank you to Charlos Ward and Lee M. Riley Endowed Fund for their generous support of CERCL's High School Outreach Initiative.

Dates for the 2021 Essay Contest will be released soon!

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