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

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 dates and complete instrions.

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 management 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.

2023-2024 Deadlines and Essay Dates

Quarter Application Period Application Deadline
(4:30pm PT)
Required Essay* Academic Quarter Start Dates**
Summer 2023 May 15 – 26, 2023 May 26, 2023 May 30, 2023 June 26, 2023
Fall 2023 October 9 - 22, 2023 October 22, 2023 October 24, 2023 September 25, 2023
Winter 2024 January 15 - 18, 2024 January 18, 2024 January 30, 2024 January 8, 2024
Spring 2024 May 6 - 19, 2024 May 19, 2024 May 21, 2024 April 1, 2024
*This is an online timed essay in Canvas
**Note: Earliest quarter to apply scholarship award

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