Rise Program

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Published on 19 Nov, 2023
Ending on 17 Jan, 2024


Do you know a promising 15-17-year-old?

Encourage them to apply to Rise:

Rise is a program that finds promising young people and provides opportunities as they work to serve others throughout their lifetime. The program starts at ages 15–17 and provides support that includes need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking, access to career development opportunities, and the potential for additional funding as Rise Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems.

We’re a proud partner of Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust. Since educators, parents, and community leaders like you are uniquely positioned to help us find talented young people who may go undiscovered or unsupported otherwise—we’re emailing you to make sure that brilliant promising teens you know don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Traditional application processes often miss traits like brilliance, perseverance, integrity, empathy, and calling to serve others. That’s why Rise launched an innovative program that uses videos, projects, and group interviews, allowing youth to showcase their potential in different ways.

Rise is truly a global initiative! It does not matter what country you live in, background you come from, or academic experience you have. Whether you are interested in science, innovation, technology, art, policy, community organizing, or any other discipline—Rise wants to hear from everyone!

Talented young people from more than 170 countries have joined the Rise global community, with 200 Global Winners hailing from 69 countries. Meet the Global Winners here!

All applicants must be 15-17 years old as of July 1, 2024. If you know a talented young person who meets the age criteria, send them our unique link to apply by January 17, 2024:

Learn more about Rise and the application at