Global Scholarship Competitions

Rise Global Challenge

Rise is a program that finds promising young people and provides them with opportunities that allow them to work together to serve others over their lifetimes. 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.

An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent.

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Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award that recognises and rewards small and medium enterprises (SMEs), nonprofit organisations (NPOs), and global high schools with impactful, innovative, and inspiring sustainable solutions.

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The School Enterprise Challenge

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business programme for schools. School businesses can be run as after-school clubs, at lunch, during lessons or any other time that works for the team. Schools are also encouraged to incorporate the School Enterprise Challenge into their curriculum. The School Enterprise Challenge Team supports schools throughout the whole program, from coming up with a Business Idea all the way through to successfully running a school business and completing an Annual Report! Students work towards the following prizes:  a place at our regional conference and up to $5,000 for your school, the Inspirational Teacher Prize of $1,000, and enterprising students can win cameras and laptops.

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DSTV Eutelsat Award for African Secondary School Students

The awards take the form of a competition open to 14-19 year-old students in 42 countries. Students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth observation or navigation can propel Africa into the future. Top entrants at the national level win prizes such as computers or tablets, and go forward to compete in the overall awards for the winning and runner up essay and poster prizes. 

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Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Prize

Recognizes outstanding work by student writers in 11th grade. First prize - $500, Second prize - $250, Third prize - $100. 

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past, through the written word.

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