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.
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.
Program, Results, and More
To learn more about ULN programming and the achievements its students have made in recent years, download the ULN brochure.
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.
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.
ULN Partners provide academic and/or professional growth for ULN students through experiential learning opportunities.
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.
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about ULN participation, benefits, requirements, and more.