Fully Funded Schmidt Futures/Rhodes Trust Rise 2024: Your Path to Opportunity

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Discover Rise, is a transformative program committed to identifying and nurturing the potential of young individuals. Designed for those aged 15–17, Rise cultivates a lifelong journey of service and learning. This exceptional initiative, brought to you by Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, serves as a cornerstone of their commitment to driving positive change. Rise leverages the ongoing collaboration between Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, a partnership that has already yielded the prestigious Schmidt Science Fellows program.

Program Overview:

  • Rise aims to uncover and empower promising young talents, fostering their dedication to serving others.
  • The journey begins for participants between the ages of 15 and 17, sparking a lifetime of learning, service, and impact.
  • Rise provides comprehensive support, including need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking, access to career development opportunities, and the potential for additional funding.
  • The program guides Rise Global Winners in tackling some of humanity’s most urgent challenges, creating a brighter future for all.


  • The program welcomes young individuals between the ages of 15 and 17, encouraging them to embark on a lifelong path of service and learning.
  • Rise Global Winners can access various forms of support, including need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking, career development opportunities, and the possibility of additional funding.


  • Residential Summit: Rise, Global Winners, enjoy a fully funded in-person residential summit. This event brings together members of the Rise Global Winner cohort and is a requirement to maintain Global Winner status.
  • Higher Education Scholarships: The program offers post-secondary education scholarships. These four-year scholarships cover tuition and provide a living stipend, based on financial need, in cases where it is not already covered by financial aid.
  • Funding for Innovative Ideas: Rise Global Winners can apply for funding to experiment with innovative solutions to address critical issues, whether in local communities or on a global scale. Funding opportunities range from seed money to launch a social enterprise to grants for non-profit projects.
  • Network Matching: Rise Global Winners gain access to a powerful network of fellow Global Winners, community members, and partner organizations. Additionally, they can benefit from career development programming primarily delivered through technology, facilitated via a matching platform.
  • Starter Technology Packages: Participants receive technology packages, such as laptops or tablets, to support their educational journey. These packages are determined and provided just before or during the first semester or term of post-secondary education.

Application Process:

To learn more and apply for the Rise Global Program

Application Deadline:

Act promptly, as the application deadline is January 17, 2024.

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