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Do you know a promising young person?

What is Rise?

Rise is a program that finds promising young people and provides them with opportunities that allow them to work together to serve others over their lifetimes. The program starts at ages 15–17 and encourages a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that includes need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking, access to career development opportunities, and the potential for additional funding as Rise Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems.

About Rise

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Who we are

An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment by Eric and Wendy Schmidt across their philanthropic organizations and initiatives to find and support global talent.

We understand that you may have questions about Rise. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

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