Rice Emerging Scholars Program

Computer Science Rice Emerging Scholars Program

We are excited to announce the debut of a program for incoming Rice students interested in studying computer science, the Computer Science Rice Emerging Scholars Program. This invitation-only program is for incoming freshmen who are first-generation students or students from under-resourced backgrounds matriculating at Rice University who intend to major in computer science.  

The program is designed to help prepare participants to be successful at Rice University, in the Department of Computer Science, and beyond.

In 2024, the summer program will run from June 24 - August 2nd. The summer program is residential, and students are provided with housing and dining, as well as a stipend and, if needed, a laptop. The program continues during each student's time at Rice, with advising and mentoring.

During the program, the participants will have the opportunity to explore topics they will see in their first year as computer science majors. Courses include Calculus, Discrete Math, and a Coding Workshop.   

There will also be guest speakers and workshops on useful skills that will help these students be successful while majoring in computer science at Rice. Each student will be paired with an alumni or faculty mentor.

This program is in partnership with Rice's RESP program

Invitations will be extended in February (for early decision admits) and the first week of May to qualified admitted students.

For more information, please contact Risa Myers (