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Rise Global Winners

Each application cycle, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. From the Finalists, Rise selects up to 100 Rise Global Winners to provide opportunity for life as they work to serve others. Here, you can learn a little bit more about the Rise Global Winners.

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

Benefits offered to Rise Global Winners may include the following:

Residential Summit

One fully funded in-person residential summit with other members of the Rise Global Winner cohort. Attendance at this summit is required to maintain Global Winner status.

Higher Education Scholarships

A four-year, post-secondary education scholarship, 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 to experiment with innovative ideas to address major problems in local communities or around the world—ranging, for example, from seed money to start a social enterprise to a grant for a non-profit. Funds will be available competitively to Winners and Finalists.

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

A technology package, such as a laptop or tablet, to be determined and issued immediately before or during the first semester/term of post-secondary education.

Specific benefits will vary from year to year as new opportunities become available. 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 (e.g. a database providing links to community members so they can apply to other scholarship programs); and additional convening, whether virtual or in person, for network members to work on areas of common interest (e.g., AI).