Scholarships for International Students

The Laurel Hummel Scholarship for International Students was established at UCLA Extension in 2005 by the Hummel family to honor Mrs. Laurel Hummel, who created the first International Student Office at UCLA Extension in the 1970s.

The scholarships seek to foster multicultural perspectives in the classroom reflecting today’s global society. Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, interpersonal communication skills, or unique abilities that advance multicultural perspectives in the UCLA Extension classroom.

Every quarter, the committee awards three scholarships valuing $1,650 for each recipient. Scholarship funds may only be applied to offset course fees at UCLA Extension and must be used within two years of award notification.


  • You must be a citizen of a foreign country or holder of dual citizenship (United States + Foreign Country)
  • Have full-time F-1 visa student status at UCLA Extension (enrolled in 12 units per quarter)
  • Have completed at least 12 units with grades of C or better within your UCLA Extension certificate program
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 within your certificate program
  • Be in good academic standing at the time of application, having followed all regulations for F-1 students as well as all policies of UCLA Extension
  • You may apply multiple times, but can only receive this scholarship once


Submit your scholarship application, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation, and participate in the required essay sitting during the application filing period—see below for dates and complete instructions.

Application Process

In addition to filling out the application, eligible candidates must submit:

  1. Official transcript from UCLA Extension
  2. Two typed recommendations using the form provided in the application. One recommendation must be completed by a UCLA Extension instructor of a class taken by the applicant. The other recommendation may be completed by a UCLA Extension instructor or another person who can detail the applicant’s academic, professional, or community achievements at UCLA or in the home country.

Only complete applications will be considered. Submission of applications that are incomplete, 晚些时候, or from students who are not eligible will not be considered.

Essay 写作 Requirement
所有 applicants are required to participate in a scheduled in-person essay sitting. The requirement will be conducted at the Gayley Center in 韦斯特伍德 and is scheduled for the date listed below in Application Deadlines. More details will be sent to applicants shortly after the deadline to apply.

Applicants will have 45 minutes to complete the writing assignment. The essay topic is general. There is no preparation required. Applicants who do not sit for the essay lose their eligibility.

所有 applicants are notified of approval or denial within three weeks after the essay date.

2023-2024 Deadlines and Essay Dates

Quarter** Application Period Application Deadline
(4:30pm PT)
Required Essay*
Fall 2023
9月. 25-Dec. 17
July 10-23, 2023 July 23, 2023 July 26, 2023
Winter 2024
1月. 8-Mar. 24
10月. 9-22, 2023 10月. 22, 2023 10月. 25, 2023
Spring 2024
4月. 6月1日16
1月. 15-28, 2024 1月. 28, 2024 1月. 31, 2024
Summer 2024
June 24-9月. 15
May 6-19, 2024 May 19, 2024 May 22, 2024
*This is an online timed essay in Canvas
**Earliest quarter to which scholarship can be applied

Learn more about our international programs.


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