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We are pleased to offer the following general and program-specific scholarships.  

General Scholarships

Laurel Hummel Scholarships for International Students: Available to F-1 international students who have completed at least 12 units in an approved certificate program with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Learn More.

Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women: Available for women with financial need who wish to enroll in a certificate program to further their education. The 2020-21 Ingrid Skulstad Scholarship application period begins Nov. 6, 2020, with a deadline of Dec. 4, 2020 at 4pm (PT). UPDATE: The scholarship will be announced on Dec. 18, 2020.

Program-Specific Scholarships

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

Zappala Family Scholarship: Provides partial scholarships annually to eligible applicants.

Architecture and Interior Design

Dylan de Guzman Scholarship: Established to provide qualified interior design students with the opportunity to complete their certificate.

Howard Hirsch Design and James R. Northcutt Scholarships: For information, call 310-825-9061.

Film Scoring

BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship: Annual award to help composers develop the specialized skills and essential contacts needed to pursue a successful film scoring career. 

Financial Programs

Vets Count Scholarship: Scholarship for active duty U.S. military personnel and U.S. veterans, and their immediate families, who are interested in pursuing select financial management programs. 

Joseph G. Devanney Scholarship: This quarterly scholarship supports students enrolling in the capstone course in the Personal Financial Planning Certificate


J. Michael Baer Scholarship: This annual award provides current Horticulture Certificate students financial assistance in completing the Horticulture Certificate.

Independent Music Production

Independent Music Production Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled in the Independent Music Production Certificate and be actively enrolled in a UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies course.

Osher (OLLI) at UCLA

OLLI Scholarship Program: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at UCLA) provides a unique opportunity for individuals age 50 or over. The OLLI Scholarship Program provides current and prospective members who demonstrate financial need—and a commitment to lifelong learning—a free year of OLLI Plus membership.

Producing/Independent Producing

Movie Magic Scholarship: This annual award provides outstanding students with a free Entertainment Studies course of their choosing.

Strategic Branding and Public Relations

Henri Bollinger Memorial Scholarship: This annual award provides financial assistance to a current student working toward completing the Strategic Branding and Public Relations Certificate.


Phyllis Gebauer Scholarship in Writing: Awards up to six scholarships annually to promising writers from diverse backgrounds/cultures who might otherwise not have the opportunity to study their craft in a supportive educational environment.

To make a donation to an existing scholarship, or to fund a new scholarship, please contact the Development Office at (310) 206-5255.

Sponsored Awards and Scholarships

UCLA Extension also accepts funds from organizations that have sponsored an award and/or scholarship to help a student(s) cover tuition costs. Here is how it works: 

Funds should be made payable to UC Regents and mailed to:

Regents of UC
Department K
P.O. Box 24901
Los Angeles, CA  90024-0901

Please include:

  • Recipient's name, address, and telephone number
  • Award enrollment period (e.g., Winter Quarter 2018 through Summer Quarter 2018)
  • Name and contact information for organization representative.

All checks/funds received from sponsors will be processed as gift payments and immediately deposited into the receiving student’s account for unrestricted use. Any unused balances will be refunded to the student. 

UCLA Extension is not responsible for ensuring the receiving student uses the funds in the manner intended by the sponsor. This responsibility rests solely with the student.

The receiving student holds responsibility for reporting satisfactory academic progress to their sponsor organization, if required. To do so, the student can order an official UCLA Extension transcript. 

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