Scholarships & Fellowships

  • RISE: Real Impact on Society and Environment

    RISE: Real Impacy on Society and Environment

    Don't miss your chance to gain
    global exposure, professional
    mentorship, and up to
    $2,000 for your project!


    You are a UConn student who has a voluntary, social enterprise or environmental project that you
    wish to scale up/develop/build
    Your project is not just an idea, but you have started to implement it in some way
    Your project directly addresses at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
    Projects may be individual or group led. Where there is a large student group (e.g. a student
    society), a leadership group of up to 7 students should be identified as the main entrants.

    How To Apply

    UConn students must submit the following to UConn's Office of Global Affairs to be considered:
    Complete an application form
    Submit a 3-5 minute video pitch
    UConn will select up to 4 individuals or groups to nominate to the U21 RISE competition


    February 19, 2021 - Deadline for students to submit their materials to UConn's RISE Committee
    March 12, 2021 - UConn RISE Committee nominates 3-4 individuals or teams and their videos are
    submitted to the U21 RISE Showcase
    April 2021 - Judging for RISE Awards
    April 2021 - U21 winners to be announced

    For more information, contact: Global Affairs at

If you have any questions, please contact Honors Programming and Events at 860-486-1616.