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Rise Global Winners

Every year, we choose 100 Global Winners and provide them with access to a lifetime of benefits as they work to serve others. Here, you’ll see our 2021 Winners and where they’re from.

Benefits for Rise Global Winners take many shapes.

The program is personalized and flexible, tailored to Global Winners’ needs as they evolve over time. We aim to provide Global Winners with individualized support to empower them to achieve their goals while they work to serve others throughout their lives.

All Rise Global Winners receive access to the following benefits and participate in the following programs upon selection:

Residential Summit

An invitation to attend a fully-funded, three-week residential summit with other members of the Rise Global Winner cohort—to be held in a rotating location globally for each new cohort—as well as to join network events in subsequent years.

Mentorship & Career Services

Mentors paired with each Global Winner to provide personal, academic, or professional guidance, and specialized career services for internships and jobs.

Programming

Virtual and in-person leadership and educational courses designed specifically for the Global Winner cohort, and a service commitment made through the Global Winner Pledge. 

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.

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.

Technology

Technology packages, such as laptops or tablets, to be determined each year.

In addition, all Rise Global Winners will have the opportunity to apply for the following benefits over their lifetime:

Partner Network

Opportunity to be matched to programs, secondary school scholarships, internships, and other benefits from partners who are part of the Rise network.

Funding Opportunities

Opportunity to apply for funding to experiment with innovative ideas to address major problems in local communities or around the world—ranging from seed money to start a social enterprise to a grant for a non-profit. Funds will be designated for these purposes in a total pooled amount of at least $5 million per year of the program.

Education Support

Opportunity to apply for scholarship funds for a graduate degree.