Apply to our network of Rising Future Makers for support, empowerment, and life-changing connections.

Making a difference out there?
HBCU students, our network is yours.

As a Rising Future Maker, you’ll receive:

$5,000 check and
technology package

Mentorship from
HBCU alumni

Access to exclusive
industry events

HBCU Students, your entry can change everything

For every five submissions, AT&T will help provide connectivity to a high school student in need.

For every five submissions, AT&T will add $250 to a donation pool, up to $50,000 for the Compudopt laptop donation, max 200 laptops, to a high school student in the Atlanta area (up to 1,000 total submissions). The final donation is contingent on the number of submissions received.

How to apply

Record a 60-second video, or write a 150-500 word blurb about how you're making a difference in your community.

Need some inspiration? We've got you covered.

Elevate your pitch
5 tips from those
who rose

  • Think about your journey

  • Outline a simple solution

  • Identify your accomplishments

  • Plan your next step

  • Lean into your persona

The Rising Future Makers Climbers
We see you, no matter what

We know there are more than 25 HBCU students out there making a difference. That’s why an additional 25 applicants will be awarded Climbers, receiving access to exclusive Rising Future Makers resources and virtual events, as well as an impressive notch to add to that resume.