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Etkin Johnson Student Scholars Program

The ULI Colorado Student Scholarship Program provides 10 selected student applicants with a one year ULI membership and engages the students in various leadership opportunities throughout the course of their membership year.

Program manager: Jack Tiebout


Etkin Johnson Student Scholars Program


Entering its fourth year, the Etkin Johnson Student Scholars Program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving real estate industry in Colorado. From October through April, the participants will attend ULI Colorado events, committees, become volunteers,  and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership.

Program Mission:

To engage college students through mentorship, education and networking with leading ULI members, exposing scholars to key Colorado real estate and land use leaders.


Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate real estate, business, architecture, planning, and related land use/business/real estate programs at Colorado colleges and universities are eligible to apply. ULI Colorado will select 15 students based on completed applications. The program begins in October 2018 and extends through April 2019. Upon successful program completion (one excused absence allowed), each Student Scholar receives a one-year ULI membership, effective May 2019, with commensurate benefits.

Applications are open for the 2018-19 program until Tuesday, September 25th.

Interested in applying? Check out our 2018 Etkin Johnson student scholars fact sheet and complete the application.

Student opportunities:

Student scholars will have access to:
• Exclusive student scholarship events
• Real Estate leaders
• The 1,300-member ULI Colorado community of developers, architects, bankers, brokers, construction managers, planners, public officials and many more disciplines
• ULI Colorado’s 200+ Young Leaders
• Insider tours of innovative new projects
• Speed-dating event with ULI leaders
• ULI Colorado staff and committees
• ULI’s global network of research, publications, case studies, and webinars

2018-19 Schedule:

Kickoff meeting

Date: Mid-October


  • Introduce student scholars to ULI
  • Meet senior leadership
  • Get to know fellow scholars
  • Learn about various ways to get engaged

Recent Grad Connection: A Foot in the Door

Date: Mid-November


  • Get practical advice from recent graduates about how to start career
  • Tactics for interviewing, stacking skills, networking
  • What steps did recent grads wish they’d taken as students to set themselves up for success?
  • What can ULI do to help kick-start/accelerate a career
  • How to identify and seize opportunities for growth

Development tour

Date: Late January


  • Demonstrate how cross-sector collaboration/compromise works on big projects
  • Help scholars see how their different fields are reflected in the outcome of a big development
  • Help scholars see how the different fields collaborate
  • Give tangible sense of how developers, planners, engineers, architects shape land use

 Mid-career connection: The pivot

Date: Early March


  • Demonstrate that successful careers almost never follow a straight path, or the expected/planned path
  • Learn about effective tactics for an early-to-mid-career pivot
  • Discuss how ULI can help professionals with reinvention
  • Establish connections with mid-career professionals

Graduation Inspriration

Date: early April


  • Inspire scholars to take on future land use issues that will affect their careers
  • Explore topics like technology and sustainability
  • Socialize with fellow participants over food and drinks
  • Present memberships to scholars and discuss plans to engage as a member


Academic partners include:

  • Colorado State University, Everitt Real Estate Center
  • College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business Real Estate Center
  • Daniels College of Business, Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
  • Environmental Design (ENVD) program, CU Boulder
  • College of Architecture and Planning, CU Boulder
  • Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

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