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 a list of dates and complete instructions.

For more information, see the PDF form for the 2022-2023 Laurel Hummel Scholarship. For scholarship information and assistance with the application, contact International Programs by email at

*Note: The deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 Hummel scholarship is July 29, 2022.

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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 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.

2022-2023 Deadlines and Essay Dates

Quarter Application Period Application Deadline
(4:30pm PT)
Required Essay* Academic Quarter Start Dates**
Summer 2022 April 25 – May 6, 2022 6-May-22 12-May-22 Summer 2022
June 21, 2022
Fall 2022 July 18 – July 29, 2022 29-Jul-22 4-Aug-22 Fall 2022
September 19, 2022
Winter 2023 Oct. 10 – Oct. 21, 2022 21-Oct-22 27-Oct-22 Winter 2023
January 9, 2023
Spring 2023 Jan. 9 – Jan. 20, 2023 20-Jan-23 26-Jan-23 Spring 2023
April 3, 2023
*This is an online timed essay in Canvas
**Note: Earliest quarter to apply scholarship award

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