Rise Scholarships Provide Innovative Lifelong Support to Help Students Change the World!

Posted January 26, 2021 by Joshua neubert

What would you do if you could join a global community of future leaders and receive $500,000 in benefits throughout your life?

This is the question Rise, a program from Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, asks of 15 to 17 year old students. Rise was built upon the idea that our world’s global challenges will be solved by young innovators from all around the world. Rise creates opportunities for these talented young people, so they can turn their ideas into reality in the service of others.

Rise recently joined the ICS network of featured competitions and we wanted to share some of the exciting aspects we found from talking with the program leaders.

Rise, one of the largest scholarship opportunities in the world, is unique from most other scholarship contests in that it provides benefits to Global Winners for life! Winners could receive scholarships for university, mentorship and career services, and funding to scale up their impact or start a social enterprise. Taken together, these benefits could exceed USD $500,000, depending on need, over the course of a winner’s life! Few scholarship contests provide the long-term benefits and collaborative network of support that Rise has put together.

Just by applying to Rise, students join a global community of future leaders from more than 150 countries around the world. Participants meet peers, take free online courses, and access new opportunities from the Rise network of partners.

Apply to Rise! And don’t wait—the deadline is January 29, 2021.

At the Institute of Competition Sciences, we understand better than most how daunting it can be navigating the complex world of academic competitions, contests, and scholarships. Every program has different requirements and evaluation criteria. Rise doesn’t use a typical application. Instead, you download the Hello World – Rise app and share information about yourself by recording short selfie videos. The first stage of the application only takes 30 minutes! Rise doesn’t just care about your grades and test scores—they want to understand your passion and potential.

Rise focuses on five core traits for their lifelong scholarship recipients:

  1. Brilliance: You learn quickly and challenge themselves with new problems.
  2. Perseverance: Obstacles don’t keep you down for long. You embrace the challenge and overcome it.
  3. Calling: Your superpower, your passion. You care about something and have the motivation to achieve it.
  4. Integrity: Honesty and strong moral principles are core to who you are.
  5. Empathy: You understand others and relate to their experiences.

So what are you waiting for? It doesn’t matter what country you live in, background you come from, or academic experiences you have had. If you want to use your talents for good, Rise wants to hear from you!



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