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This is what
brilliant
looks like

Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others.

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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What makes Rise Different?

Rise is for life.

We offer a lifetime of benefits, making this one of the largest award programs for individuals in the world.

Rise is a global community.

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

Rise looks for brilliance.

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

Monique Therese Mabasa Cheng smiling at camera

Rise is for life.

We offer a lifetime of benefits, making this one of the largest award programs for individuals in the world.

Thomas Pierre Grattoni-May smiling at camera

Rise is a global community.

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

Shellane Ashley Shettleworth smiling at camera

Rise looks for brilliance.

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

About our
Rise program

Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15–17 and offers 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.

Read about the Program

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Apply to Rise

Rise uses videos, projects, and group interviews so you can showcase your potential. Apply for the opportunity to receive a lifetime of benefits to build a better world.

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If you have questions about Rise or you can’t download the Hello World app, reach out to our team!

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