University Leadership Network

Leading as a Longhorn

The University Leadership Network (ULN) is a nationally recognized incentive-based scholarship program for students with demonstrated financial need who may be unprepared for the rigors of UT Austin. Each year, 500 freshmen are selected to begin the program. ULN includes a comprehensive four-year plan (PDF) that involves leadership training, experiential learning opportunities, and community and university service. The ULN program helps students to develop academic and leadership skills consistent with graduating in four years. 

ULN students


ULN students receive a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year) based on participation in the program's comprehensive four-year components. Students receive the scholarship money in monthly installments during the fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is in addition to any other grants or scholarships a student might receive.

Orientation Advisor

Four-Year Components

Participants begin their first year with interactive training followed by opportunities to apply their new leadership skills. In the second through fourth years, students participate in on-campus experiential learning opportunities, continued leadership development training and opportunities to engage in community and university service.


Campus Partners

Campus partners provide academic and/or professional growth experiences for ULN interns and develop learning objectives for the students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about ULN participation, benefits and requirements.

ULN Staff Members

Obtain contact information and read the biographies of the ULN staff members.