Rise finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others.
Rise starts at ages 15–17 and offers access to a lifetime of 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.
The Rise program’s impact in the world includes:
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What makes Rise different?
01: Rise is for life
We offer a lifetime of benefits, making 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.