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. Each year, 500 freshmen are selected to begin the program. ULN includes a comprehensive four-year plan that involves leadership training, experiential learning opportunities, and university service. The ULN program helps students to develop academic and leadership skills consistent with graduating in four years.

ULN Mission

To encourage and support students to graduate in four years and become leaders through professional and experiential learning opportunities that advance their education, communities, and lives.

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Program, Results, and More

To learn more about ULN programming and the achievements its students have made in recent years, download the ULN brochure.

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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.

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Experiential Learning

Developing marketable skills through experiential learning is a key element of the ULN program. The ULN model ensures that all second- through fourth-year students complete 10 hours of experiential learning per week as a part of their scholarship requirement.

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ULN Partners

ULN Partners provide academic and/or professional growth for ULN students through experiential learning opportunities.

First-Year Students

ULN students have the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 in scholarship over their four years at UT Austin. To receive their scholarship, ULN students must meet program requirements, like attending small group meetings and participating in internships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about ULN participation, benefits, requirements, and more.

ULN Staff Members

Meet the ULN program manager, senior placement representative, and program coordinators.