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Partnership between Rise + UWC

The UWC movement partnered with Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, who are offering a new global program funded as part of a $1 billion philanthropic commitment to talented youth from Eric and Wendy Schmidt. 
Rise is on a mission to find extraordinary young people and support them for life as they use their talents to build a better world). The program looks for brilliance, integrity, empathy, and perseverance—not just test scores or grades. 

Just by applying, you’ll have access to free online courses and opportunities around the world and in July 2021, Rise will announce its first-ever cohort of 100 Global Winners and provide them with access to a lifetime of benefits as they work to serve others:
- Education Support: Receive need-based financial support for university and internships, a technology package, and free online courses.
- Residential Summit: Meet other Rise Global Winners at a fully-funded summit and explore leadership, service, and your future career path.
- Mentorship and Career Services: Access individualized resources and guidance as you embark on your career journey.
- Funding Opportunities: Apply for funding to scale up your service to others, or compete for investment to start a social enterprise.
- Early Access: Be the first to know about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities through our partner universities and organizations.
- Global Community: Stay connected to a community of future leaders through annual events and opportunities.

Applications are open until 29 January 2021, apply now! (you can watch a video about the application process here)

Contact or email the Rise Team at with any questions.