To promote and recognize community service by Rice students, the Rotary Club of West University Place offers a $3000 scholarship in the spring of each year to a continuing undergraduate student at Rice University.  An important criterion for selection is the applicant's record of community service outside the Rice campus community that embodies the Rotary motto of "Service above Self".  The recipient must have at least one more full-time semester at Rice after the current spring semester before graduation and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2.  He/she must also have graduated from high school no later than August, 2012.  Finalists will be interviewed and the winner asked to attend a Rotary meeting to accept the award and give a brief talk on his/her service activities.  The scholarship money will be remitted directly to the recipient's account at Rice.  Melody Tan was last year's winner.



Further information including application procedures is available on the web site of Rice’s Community Involvement Center ( Information on the scholarship and current service projects may be found on the Rotary Club's web site (  You may also contact Prof. C.A. Miller ( to obtain information and the application form. Completed applications must be submitted electronically to Prof. Miller (single pdf file of all application information except transcript, which may be sent separately) by Thursday, February 27, 2014.