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 (English language courses do not count)
  • 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

To Apply

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

For scholarship information and assistance with the application, contact International Programs by email at

***Note: The deadline to apply for the Winter 2022 Hummel scholarship has been extended to November 5, 2021.***

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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, late, or from students who are not eligible will not be considered.

Essay Writing Requirement
All applicants are required to participate in a scheduled online essay sitting. The requirement will be conducted in Canvas, our online learning managment system, and is scheduled for the date/time listed below in Application Deadlines. Login information 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.

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


Begin Accepting Applications

Application Deadline

Required Essay Sitting^

Summer 2021

April 26, 2021

May 7, 2021 (4:30pm PT)

May 13, 2021

Fall 2021

July 19, 2021

July 30, 2021 (4:30pm PT)

August 5, 2021

Winter 2022

October 11, 2021

October 22, 2021 (4:30pm PT)

October 28, 2021

Spring 2022

January 10, 2022

January 21, 2022 (4:30pm PT)

January 27, 2022

*The first quarter in which the scholarship may be applied toward course fees. See the academic calendar for quarter start dates. Students have two years from their award notifiction date to utilize the scholarship.
^The required essay sitting begins at 3:30pm PT on these dates.

Learn more about our international programs.


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