Providing students from across the country educational and networking opportunities.
RCI Convention Student Participation Fund
Since 2012, the RCI Foundation Canada (RCIFC) in conjunction with the RCI Foundation US (RCIF) have enabled over 100 college students to attend the RCI International Convention and Trade Show. To qualify, applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in architecture; architectural, structural or civil engineering; construction management; or other related areas of study. Candidates are required to submit the following for sponsorship consideration:
A letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor.
An essay explaining their interest in their chosen field of study, as well as what they hope to gain by attending the RCI International Convention and Trade Show.
If chosen, students are provided with a travel stipend, four nights lodging at the convention hotel, a meal stipend, convention registration and a complimentary one-year student membership to RCI, Inc.
Each sponsored student is required to attend a minimum of ten hours of educational presentations and devote at least three hours to the trade show floor. Once the event concludes, each student is asked to participate in public affairs/advertising efforts by writing an article for RCI Interface, sharing his or her experience of the convention and the knowledge gained from the event.
RCIFC believes that providing this opportunity is paramount to advancing the next generation in the building envelope industry, as convention attendance provides not only an enjoyable experience, but a required number of hours in invaluable educational seminars, networking, and fellowship with others in their chosen profession. All donations to this fund will go directly to sponsoring Canadian students to attend this event.