About Rise

Connecting talented young people and supporting them for life as they build a better world

COVID-19. Climate change. Racial justice. Gender equality. The future of work.

The world’s most important problems will be solved by tomorrow’s leaders.

Yet too often, the most talented people never realize their full potential for global impact.

Rise is on a mission to change that.

15-17 year olds from around the world

If you are between the ages of 15 and 17, from any country, with any background, you can apply to be part of the first-ever Rise cohort.

Whether you’re interested in science, art, community organizing, or any other topic, we want to hear from you.

The Rise community

Everyone who applies joins the Rise global community. You’ll have access to a network of peers, learning resources, and additional opportunities from Rise partners around the world.

During the application process, you will create an individual project and build professional and personal skills.

Rise Global Winners

Each year, 100 Rise Global Winners will receive a lifetime of individualized support as they use their talents to build a better world.

Winners will receive need-based financial support for university and internships, gain access to mentorship and career services, and be able to compete for funding to scale up their social impact.

Education Support

Receive need-based financial support for university and internships, a technology package, and free online courses.

Residential Summit

Meet other Rise Global Winners at a fully-funded summit and explore leadership, service, and your future career path.

Mentorship and Career Services

Access individualized resources and guidance as you embark on your career journey.

Funding Opportunities

Apply for funding to scale up your service to others, or compete for investment to start a social enterprise.

Early Access

Be the first to know about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities through our partner universities and organizations. 

Global Community

Stay connected to a community of future leaders through annual events and opportunities.

The next century's changemakers

We know that at 15 years old, you may not know exactly how you will make a difference in your lifetime.

But whenever you’re ready to use your talents for good, we want to be there every step of the way.

Ultimately, we hope Rise will help exceptional people better serve others for the next century.