All admitted candidates are reviewed for this award. The selection committee looks for special qualities and achievements in both academic and personal areas. Some selected scholars will already have research experience, while others will display intense interest and enthusiasm that suggest success in working closely with a faculty member.
It is the policy of Rice University to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. Rice does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status. The university's employment policy seeks to recruit, hire, and advance women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans, and special disabled veterans.