Rise Program to Support Global Talent

Rise Program to Support Global Talent

Applications are now open for the Rise program that finds promising young people and provides them with opportunities that allow them to work together to serve others over their lifetimes.

The program seeks young people ages 15 to 17 and encourages a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that may include 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.

An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment to find and support global talent.

Benefits Offered to Rise Global Winners

This may include the following:

Residential Summit

  • One fully funded in-person residential summit with other members of the Rise Global Winner cohort. Attendance at this summit is required to maintain Global Winner status.

    Higher Education Scholarships

  • A four-year, post-secondary education scholarship, including tuition and a living stipend, based on need and where not already covered by financial aid.

  • Funding for Ideas on a Competitive Basis
    Opportunity to apply for funding to experiment with innovative ideas to address major problems in local communities or around the world—ranging, for example, from seed money to start a social enterprise to a grant for a non-profit. Funds will be available competitively to Winners and Finalists.

    Network Matching

  • Access to a network of other Global Winners, community members, and partner organizations, as well as
    career development programming, delivered primarily through technology (via our matching platform).

    Starter Technology Packages

  • A technology package, such as a laptop or tablet, to be determined and issued immediately before or during the first semester/term of post-secondary education.

  • Specific benefits will vary from year to year as new opportunities become available. The program may provide additional benefits and services to Winners and other members depending on need and funding. These may include the opportunity to apply for scholarships for a graduate degree; access to partner opportunities (e.g. a database providing links to community members so they can apply to other scholarship programs); and additional convening, whether virtual or in person, for network members to work on areas of common interest (e.g., AI).

    Who can Apply?

    Applicants for the 2024 cohort must be between the ages of 15 and 17 as of July 1, 2024, meaning they are born on or between July 2, 2006 and July 1, 2009.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Rise Program to Support Global Talent

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