RISE Scholarship for Young Leaders
RISE Scholarship: The application is open for the 2023 RISE International Scholarship for 15-17 Years Old Brilliant Students. This is the annual Rise Challenge. It is a golden opportunity for young brilliant minds all around the globe.
Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others.
About RISE Scholarship Challenge
Each year, Rise invites 15-17 years old from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. Unlike many traditional applications, Rise uses videos, projects, and group interviews so applicants have multiple opportunities to showcase their potential.
For applicants without access to a video recording device, we offer the option of submitting text responses. For applicants without access to technology, we offer an alternative low-tech pathway through paper applications.
The Rise Challenge encourages applicants to create an individual project that demonstrates their talents and benefits their communities, and peer review other applicants’ projects, among other activities.
Brief Scholarship Details
Sponsor(s): An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust
Type: Full-Time Scholarship
Benefits: Scholarship | Funding | Mentorship | Career Development
Eligible Countries: International
Application Deadline: December 2022
Full RISE Challenge Benefits
- Residential Summit
- Programming & Education
- Global Winner Network
- Higher Education Scholarships
- Technology Package
Applicants for the 2023 cohort must be between the ages of 15 and 17 as of July 1, 2023, meaning they are born on or between July 2, 2005, and July 1, 2008.
The purpose of our selection process is to look at the whole of you, not just your past achievements—but also your potential to commit to a lifetime of service to others. To do this, we divide our selection process into distinct components so we can learn about you from as many different angles as possible.
Your video responses will be reviewed by a random selection of your peers according to the Rise Traits. This review will get factored along with the other information you’ve shared throughout the application process to develop a composite score.
The submissions receiving the highest scores will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel of judges includes global experts who come from diverse backgrounds and work across numerous fields.
Up to 500 Finalists will be selected to participate in a series of activities and interviews. These applicants are further evaluated by an additional review panel that selects up to 100 Global Winners.
The application is like a jigsaw puzzle of multiple pieces: your responses to the short essay questions, your reviews of other peoples’ responses, others’ reviews of your responses, your project, your profile information, and other assessments. All pieces count and together form a whole picture of you as an applicant throughout the Rise Challenge.
How to Apply
Click on the Apply Button below to begin the application process.
Step-by-Step Application Process
Step1: Click on the Apply Button OR Visit the application page here.
Step2: Enter your email address on the application page, and check the box that states “I am above 13 years old”
Step3: Click on Join
Step4: Enter your email address and choose a create a password to create your account.
Step5: Click on Create account
Step6: Go to your email and click on the verification link sent to you
Step7: Complete your application and the submit