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Rise is one of the largest scholarship programs in the world for talented young people! Winners could receive $500,000 in benefits, depending on demonstrated need, over the course of their lives.

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What would you do if you could join a global community of future leaders and receive $500,000 in benefits, depending on demonstrated need, throughout your life?

Record short selfie videos & complete the Rise Challenge for the opportunity to receive a lifetime of benefits

If you’re 15-17 years old, learn more!

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What makes Rise different?

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Rise is for life

From graduating school to building a social enterprise, we want to be there every step of the way.

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Rise helps you use your talents for good

We look for brilliance, perseverance, and integrity. Show us how you’ll build a better world.

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Rise is a global community

Meet other talented peers around the world. Take free online courses and discover new opportunities.

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 15 and 17, from any country, with any background, passionate about any topic, and dedicated to building a better world.

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What do you win?

Rise Global Winners attend a residential summit, receive scholarships for university, access career services, and get funding for their work or to start a social enterprise. It’s a Lifetime of Benefits!

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UWC is immensely proud to partner with Rise in expanding educational opportunities to students from refugee backgrounds, including Kakuma Refugee Camp, based in my home country Kenya. Education is a gift like no other and it is also a human right. Conflicts, wars and injustice deny millions of children their right to education and jeopardize their wider development efforts… Thank you, Rise, for partnering with UWC to give the young people in Kakuma Camp and other refugee settings the ‘education power’ to realize their own dreams and shape their visions for peace, development and sustainability.

Musimbi Kanyoro
Chair of the United World Colleges International Board

Today, we face a multitude of global challenges that require courage, imagination, passion, and resilience to solve. It is therefore hugely exciting that Rise is identifying and supportIng the next generation of talented problem-solvers who can help address these challenges.

Fred Swaniker
Founder of African Leadership Group, South Africa & Kenya

At Global Citizen Year, we've learned firsthand the power of identifying exceptional young people on the cusp of adulthood, and helping them find their people, their purpose and their power to transform the world. This is why we're so excited to partner with Rise as they bring new resources to unlock talent and potential at a global scale. Working together, we can build a movement to launch the leaders our world needs now.

Abby Falik
Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year, United States

By joining Rise, we will support young people in Germany and beyond to implement their ideas for a better future. The German Foundation for Integration is proud to become a member of a global network of like-minded organizations and contribute with its long-term experience in the areas of migration, equal access to education, and anti-discrimination. I am convinced that this diverse community of talents will create a significant positive impact.

Christian Wulff
Former Federal President of Germany & Chairman of the Board of German Foundation for Integration, Germany

So often, it is the young people who see the future and make it happen, who are restless to rectify the shortcomings of those who came before them, and to make the world a better place not just for themselves but for everyone. This program helps these future thinkers and doers to see themselves as givers, too.

Angela Duckworth
Author and Professor of Psychology at University of Pennsylvania, United States

Education breaks the cycle of economic disadvantage and creates the citizens of tomorrow—that’s the wonder of investing in youth. By partnering with Rise, the Public Education Foundation extends a wonderful opportunity to Australian students to go further, spread their wings and change the world for the better! After all, the world of tomorrow is in the hands of the youth of today.

David Hetherington
Executive Director of the Public Education Foundation, Australia

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