Here’s how serious (and competitive) the Rice MBA is in recruiting top talent around the world:

  • 82 percent of our incoming full-time class received a merit-based scholarship
  • 60 percent is the average tuition award percentage per those receiving scholarships
  • We have over 40 named, merit-based scholarships to support the right student
  • We travel to 28 cities around the world looking for you!

If you’re applying to the Rice Full-Time MBA program, you’re eligible for a scholarship based on academic merit! Merit-based scholarships are determined on the strength of the entire application package, including your GMAT score, undergraduate transcripts, work history and leadership experiences.

All admitted full-time students (both international and domestic), are considered for merit-based scholarships which can range from 10-100 percent of tuition. There is no separate application process for scholarship consideration. Once your application is submitted, it is reviewed and considered for scholarship based on all required criteria within your application. 

If you are admitted to the Rice Full-Time MBA program, any scholarship award will be announced in your admission packet. Your admissions letter will indicate the amount offered per academic year.

Special Scholarships

Military Scholars Program

The Military Scholars Program will provide scholarships to cover tuition, fees and expected living expenses for selected active or veteran military applicants who wish to pursue their educational dream of obtaining the Rice MBA degree. For more details, Military Scholars Program

Crownover Scholars Program

Named in honor of former Rice University Board of Trustees Chair James Crownover '65, the scholarship supports students financially and provides an avenue for Jim himself to work directly with Crownover Scholars and finalists by sharing his experience on leadership success and community contribution, plus introducing students to relevant business leaders in their chosen fields.

Crownover Scholars embody traits that Jim demonstrated throughout his 30-year career with McKinsey & Company, his involvement with Rice, and his service in leadership roles with the United Way and other community entities — service which reflected high aspirations and standards coupled with caring and respect for others. In addition to a full tuition award, recipients are granted an annual $25,000 stipend to use toward fees and living expenses. Crownover candidates must demonstrate strong academic credentials and meet the criteria necessary to gain admission to top business schools. Each year a select group of applicants is invited to participate in on-campus interviews and speak with students, faculty and community leaders. One candidate is selected as the Crownover Scholar but all finalists receive financial incentives and are encouraged to attend. For questions about the program, please contact Sue Oldham, Director of Admissions, at sko2@rice.edu or 713-348-6153.