The ULI Etkin Scholars Program, made possible by the philanthropic support of Bruce Etkin, introduces college and university students to the resources available through ULI membership and seeks to integrate those students into the ULI path of learning. Through this program, ULI District Councils identify a cohort of graduate and undergraduate students and provide them with a welcoming and concrete entrée into ULI knowledge at the local and national levels with funding support, free ULI student membership, creative programming, networking, and learning opportunities throughout the academic year of their scholarship. The students supported through this program shall be recognized as Etkin Scholars.
How to Apply
The application is open now for the 2023-2024 academic year with nine ULI District Councils in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico participating: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, British Columbia, Charlotte, Colorado, Philadelphia, Sacramento, and San Diego/Tijuana. Undergraduate and graduate students located in one of these regions are eligible to complete the application here. Please connect with your District Council to learn more about the deadlines (which are typically in August and September):
- British Columbia
- San Diego/Tijuana
In 2022-2023, eight ULI District Councils in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico participated: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, British Columbia, Charlotte, Colorado, San Diego/Tijuana, and Southeast Florida/Caribbean.
Please contact [email protected] or your local District Council to learn more.
22-23 ULI Etkin Scholars Highlights
Quick Stats 2021-2022
+ 686 Student Engagement Hours
+ 335 Member Volunteer Engagement Hours
+ 20 Universities Engaged
+ 5 District Councils- and growing!
To be eligible to participate in the Program, Etkin Scholars must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at a college or university in region covered by one of the five ULI District Councils listed above. Students ideally (but not necessarily) are actively pursuing a career in real estate and studying real estate, finance, architecture, planning, urban design or other disciplines related to land use.
Students will be selected for participation for at least a one-year term as an Etkin Scholar in a District Council cohort based on the following attributes:
• Academic standing
• Professor recommendation
• Commitment to the principles of ULI
• Leadership potential
• Commitment to and/or advancement of ULI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
Students may apply for additional years as an Etkin Scholar if they continue to meet the program qualifications.