Rise is a collaborative initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust which is designed to increase opportunities for exceptional young people. Rise is a talent program seeking to build a network of brilliant young people who are committed to helping others throughout their lives.

The Rise program is looking for young people between the ages of 15 and 17(In Zimbabwe, Form 3- Lower 6) to apply.  The initial Rise cohort will consist of 1000 regional finalists and at least 100 global finalists. The program will provide supports which may include scholarships, career services, and funding opportunities to aid the cohort members in serving others for decades to come. Rise will seek to create a community of members who make service commitments together through developing platforms to match members with common interests. Among multiple end goals, we envision that Rise winners will play crucial roles in policy creation, build and develop enterprises which benefit communities and play key roles in educational development and creation of new interdisciplinary areas of study.

Education Matters is a global partner for Rise.  Applications for Rise Year 2 will open in late October 2021. For more information on how to apply, application timelines and requirements please check out the Rise website.