Rise is a program that finds promising young people and provides opportunity for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15–17 and encourages a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that includes need-based scholarship/">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.
Everyone who applies joins a global community of leaders and gains access to opportunities from our partners around the world.
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 SCHOLARSHIP/">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.
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).