APPLY: 2024 Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures Rise Program for Young Students

The Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures Rise Program is an initiative dedicated to identifying and nurturing promising young individuals, offering them opportunities to make a lasting impact through service to others. This transformative journey begins at ages 15–17, fostering a commitment to lifelong service and learning.

The program offers vital support, including need-based scholarships, mentorship, networking opportunities, access to career development resources, and the potential for additional funding as Rise Global Winners embark on the journey of addressing some of humanity’s most urgent challenges.

Summary for 2024 Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures Rise Program for Young Students

  • Host:  Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | Living Stipends
  • Deadline: January 17, 2024

Details of the 2024 Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures Rise Program for Young Students

Rise is a collaborative effort between Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, representing a central component of their shared mission. Building upon an existing partnership between Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, which also led to the establishment of the Schmidt Science Fellows program, this joint initiative recognizes the potential of creating a network of talented individuals. In particular, it aims to engage a younger audience between the ages of 15 and 17.

As a part of the broader Schmidt Organizations network, the Rise community is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for a greater number of individuals, improving human health and opportunities, and safeguarding essential planetary systems for the well-being of current and future generations.

The Rhodes Trust, situated at the University of Oxford, is committed to identifying and nurturing exceptional individuals worldwide, spanning a wide range of fields and backgrounds. These individuals share a common impatience with the status quo and the courage to take meaningful action to effect positive change.


The Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures Rise Program is tailored for individuals aged 15–17 and inspires a lifelong commitment to service and education..

Duration and Reward

  • Fully funded participation in a mandatory in-person residential summit, providing a valuable opportunity to engage with fellow Rise Global Winners.
  • A four-year scholarship covering post-secondary education expenses, encompassing tuition and living support, with eligibility determined by financial need, ensuring that financial constraints are not a barrier to education.
  • The chance to apply for funding that supports innovative initiatives aimed at addressing significant local or global challenges. Funding opportunities will be competitive, accessible to both Winners and Finalists, and can range from initial capital for launching a social enterprise to grants for nonprofit projects.

Method of Application

To apply for the Rhodes Trust/Schmidt Futures Rise Program, please follow the link provided below.

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