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Rise Global Winners

Each application year, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. From the Finalists, Rise selects up to 100 Global Winners to provide opportunity for life as they work to serve others. Here, you’ll see our Winners and where they’re from.

Rise Global Winners receive benefits to help them scale their impact.

The program provides the following benefits to Rise Global Winners:

Residential Summit

One fully-funded residential summit with other Rise Global Winners from their cohort—to be held in a rotating location globally.

Higher Education Scholarships

A four-year, post-secondary scholarship at any accredited university, including tuition and a living stipend, based on need and where not already covered by financial aid.

Funding for Ideas on a Competitive Basis

Opportunity to apply for funding for innovative ideas—ranging, for example, from seed money to start a social enterprise to grants for a non-profit. Funds will be designated for these purposes in a total pooled amount of at least $5M/year of the program and will be available competitively to Winners and Finalists.

Global Winner Network

Access to a network of other Global Winners across cohorts to connect on common interests, make service commitments, launch enterprises, and collaborate together.

Network Matching

Access to a network of other Global Winners, community members, and partner organizations, as well as career development programming, delivered primarily through technology (via our matching platform).

Starter Technology Packages

Technology packages, such as laptops or tablets, to be determined each year based on budget and individual needs.

Mentorship & Career Services

Mentorship to provide personal, academic, or professional guidance, and specialized career services for internships and jobs.

In addition, the program may provide additional benefits and services to Winners and other members depending on need and funding. These may include the opportunity to apply for scholarships for a graduate degree, access to partner opportunities, an additional convening, and other relevant activities.