We are already at 69% of our goal to raise $40,000 for University Leadership Network scholarships. Since our campaign launch, we have raised $27,775. This funding will provide five annual scholarships and we are well on our way toward funding a sixth scholarship. Thank you!
Every year, many incoming students arrive at UT uncertain that they have made the right college choice. They might be the first in their family to attend college, or come from an under-resourced background. For these students the transition to college can be overwhelming. In spite of this, these students have what it takes to be Longhorns. They have overcome challenges, and earned their place on the Forty Acres. They have grit! Now they also have a new support system called the University Leadership Network (ULN).
“ULN focuses on students who are statistically least likely to do well”, says David Laude, UT Austin’s Senior Vice Provost and Graduation Champion, “yet we make it clear that they have been selected for this program not because we fear they will fail, but because we believe they can succeed. The philosophy behind ULN is simple: no matter the background a student brings with them to UT, a positive mindset focused on belonging as a Longhorn, no matter the ups and downs of college life, leads to success.”
We have 37 days to raise the remaining $12,225, so please help us spread the word by sharing the University Leadership Network project with others through email, Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you once again for personally helping to support these deserving students. We will provide more updates as we move closer to our goal!