So many opportunities to Rise

Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them as they work to serve others for life. The program starts at ages 15–17 and offers benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems. 

Everyone who applies joins a global community of leaders and gains access to free online courses and opportunities from our partners around the world.

All Rise Global Winners receive access to the following benefits and participate in the following programs upon selection:

  • Residential Summit: An invitation to attend a fully-funded three-week residential summit with other members of the Rise Global Winners cohort – to be held in a rotating location globally for each new cohort – as well as to join network events in subsequent years.
  • Mentorship & Career Services: Mentors paired with each Global Winner to provide personal, academic or professional guidance, and specialized career services for internships and jobs.
  • Programming – Virtual and in-person leadership and educational courses designed specifically for the Global Winner cohort, and a service commitment made through the Global Winner Pledge.
  • Global Winner Network – Access to a network of other Global Winners across cohorts to connect on common interests, make service commitments, launch enterprises and collaborate together.
  • Higher education scholarships – A four-year, post-secondary scholarship in any accredited university, including tuition and a living stipend, based on need and where not already covered by financial aid.
  • Technology – Technology packages, such as laptops or tablets, to be determined each year.

In addition, all Rise Global Winners will have the opportunity to apply for the following benefits:

  • Partner network – Opportunity to be matched to programs, secondary school scholarships, internships, and other benefits from partners who are part of the Rise network.
  • Funding Opportunities – Opportunity to apply for funding to experiment with innovative ideas to address major problems in local communities or around the world – ranging from seed money to start a social enterprise to a grant for a non-profit. Funds will be designated for these purposes in a total pooled amount of at least $5 million per year of the program.
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    Education Support – Opportunity to apply for scholarship funds for a graduate degree.