Who is eligible?
Any student at least in their second year at Rice University and members of Sid Richardson College.
Can a group apply?
Sure, but there should be one primary contact and only one application.
Do you have a GPA requirement?
How do I have to use the award?
However you want. We like the idea that the money could help you do some cool project, for yourself, your community, whatever. It can be anything and take place anywhere. We are sometimes partial to ideas that wouldn't happen without our funding.
Because we can. And because we want you to be able to do cool stuff. Here's some of the cool stuff we're into: international health, foreign languages, craftiness, disability rights, wilderness stuff, criminal justice, food co-ops, parenting, technological solutions, mindfullness, athletics, and physical therapy. This doesn't mean your project has to align with these interests, but it's the kind of stuff we're into.
What are the requirements after I've won?
While there are no official follow up requirements, we have a few things we'd really like. We expect you to use the award within one year from the award date. We strongly encourage you to let us know how it all worked out, we'd love to hear from you, write us a letter, send us pictures, whatever. We'd just like to know what you did with the money. Also, we (and the Sid Masters) strongly encourage you to share your project with Sid, host a presentation, put some photos up in the hallway, post a you-tube video... Anything is fine but let folks know about the cool stuff you've done.
What if I don't use all the money? What if I need more?
As long as you fulfill the obligations and responsibilities you take on when you accept the award then any remaining funds are yours to use as you wish. If your project goes over budget, then get creative! The limit of the funds awarded is $1000.
Who are you?
In the simplest terms, and the most convenient definitions, we are: Leslie Anne Carter, Mia Feldbaum, Julia Robinson, and Giselle Sperber.