Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship

Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship



Rise is an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust that finds promising young people and provides them with opportunities that allow them to work together to serve others over their lifetimes.

Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. The mission of Rise is to address this disparity by providing opportunities for young people in any field looking to tackle some of the world’s great challenges.

The program seeks young people ages 15 to 17 and encourages a lifetime of service and learning by providing support that may include 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.

By identifying emerging talent across all disciplines, we can support young people and their ideas as they work on solutions we can't even imagine today. Rise invites a global network of applicants, Rise Global Winners, teachers, partners, and other organisations to connect, collaborate and make service commitments to address specific challenges in the world.

If one person alone can change the world, imagine what a network of promising young people can do together in the service of others. We have a unique opportunity to transform life on Earth for the better, building a brighter future today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. That is the vision of Rise.