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Rise finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them as they work to serve others.



Rise starts at ages 15–17 and offers access to benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as 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 from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent. 

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Our impact

The Rise program’s impact in the world includes:

150,000 applicants from over 170 countries
200 Rise Global Winners from 69 countries
22 languages spoken by first cohort of Rise Global Winners

This is what brilliant looks like

What makes Rise different?

01: Benefits

We offer benefits that  make this one of the largest award programs for individuals in the world.

02: Rise is a global community

We connect talent from over 170 countries, with inaugural Global Winners hailing from 42 countries across 6 continents.

03: Rise looks for brilliance

We look for hidden brilliance, in whatever form it takes, wherever it is in the world.

Ready to get involved? Visit the Rise website for more details.