Rise is one of the largest scholarship programs in the world for 15-17 year olds who want to use their talents to serve others. An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is building a global community of future leaders from more than 165 countries. Everyone who applies to Rise joins this community, gains access to online courses, and gets additional opportunities from the Rise network of partners. Each year, 100 Global Winners will be selected and receive benefits for life as they commit their talents to build a better world. These benefits could exceed $500,000, depending on demonstrated need, and include scholarships for college, mentorship, career services, funding to start a social enterprise, and more. The application for the second Rise cohort opens at the end of 2021, and includes recording selfie videos and creating an individual project. Learn more here (opens new window).