The mission of the Rice Veterans in Business Association (VIBA) is two-fold. First, we will provide assistance to veterans transitioning from military service to student life at Rice University. Second, we will uphold our commitment to service by partnering with other student organizations, Rice Alumni, and the Houston business community to participate and sponsor in philanthropic events that benefit charitable veteran and military organizations.

  1. Provide transition support, leadership guidance, resume advice, and networking opportunities to all veterans attending Rice University.
  2. Raise money for charitable veteran and military service organizations.
  3. Provide an opportunity for all Rice students to network with veterans in business and to participate in fund raising efforts that support charitable veteran organizations.
  4. Build a strong academic, professional, and personal support network among Rice alumni and the veteran community at Rice University.

Military Scholars Program

The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is proud to announce the launch of the Military Scholars Program. This program is the result of a group of generous community members who wanted to acknowledge, honor, and support those who proudly serve our country.

The Military Scholars Program will provide scholarships to cover tuition, fees, and expected living expenses for selected applicants who wish to pursue their educational dream of obtaining the Rice MBA degree. For more information on applying to the program, visit

We are grateful for those of you who serve in the military and encourage you to consider this opportunity. For more information about Rice MBA students with a background in the military, please visit

If you have questions about the Military Scholars Program, please contact

All veterans and active duty military applying to the Full Time Rice MBA Program by January 4, 2017 will be considered.


EO Houston is the local chapter of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a dynamic, global network of more than 10,000 business owners in 46 countries.

Since 1987, EO has been transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. As the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in businesses, industries and the lives of leading entrepreneurs everywhere.

The Houston Chapter, formed in 1993, has more than 140 members who represent diverse industries across the metro area. By embracing EO’s core values of learning and growing, the chapter leads its members to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Houston members include people involved in all areas of business, including real estate moguls, logistics experts, the owners of successful retail chains, attorneys, medical experts and software geniuses.

Members have the opportunity to join a small group of fellow business owners where they are encouraged to discuss the successes and struggles of owning a business in a confidential meeting each month. World-renowned business secure delopment and learning events both locally and globally help members to reach new business heights.



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