Rise for the World

Rise is on a mission to find extraordinary young people who need opportunity and support them for life as they use their talents to serve others.

Rise for the World

Rise is on a mission to find extraordinary young people who need opportunity and support them for life as they use their talents to serve others.

What makes Rise different?

Rise is for life

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

Rise helps you use your talents for good

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

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. Dedicated to building a better world. 

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Why should you apply?

The world’s most important problems will be solved by tomorrow’s leaders. Join Rise and become the leader your community needs.

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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

Amidst a global pandemic, movements for equality, and an increasingly connected world, young people are stepping up to build a more just society. Rise will provide some of Africa’s most promising youth with the financial support and resources to receive higher education and develop solutions to our greatest challenges. Now is a time to empower young people as future leaders—Rise answers that call.

Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa
Dean of Law at University of Cape Town

Rise for the World

Rise is on a mission to find extraordinary young people who need opportunity and support them for life as they use their talents to serve others.

RISE

Rise is on a mission to find extraordinary young people who need opportunity and support them for life as they use their talents to serve others.

An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust

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

RISE

Rise is on a mission to find extraordinary young people who need opportunity and support them for life as they use their talents to serve others.

An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust