Scholarships and Financial Aid
Entertainment Studies programs are approved for a variety of grants and loans.
Laurel Hummel Scholarships for International Students
The Laurel Hummel Scholarships for International Students were established at UCLA Extension in 2005 by the Hummel family as a tribute to Laurel Hummel who created the first International Student Office and a certificate program designed especially for foreign students at UCLA Extension in the 1970s.
The purpose of the Laurel Hummel Scholarships is to foster multicultural perspectives in the classroom that reflect today’s global society. With these scholarships, UCLA Extension acknowledges those students who have demonstrated academic achievement, interpersonal communication skills, or unique abilities that advance multicultural perspectives in the classroom through their coursework in an approved program at UCLA Extension.
Recipients receive a US$1,250 scholarship award toward their course fees at UCLA Extension. Two recipients are selected each academic quarter and will have two years from their notification date to utilize the scholarship.
For full eligibility information, due dates, and application forms click here.
Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women
Over 40 years ago, Ingrid Skulstad Williams changed her life by enrolling at UCLA Extension. Now, through the new Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women, her legacy will continue to help women pursue a brighter future and change their lives.
Born in Nazi-occupied Europe, Williams immigrated to the US as a young adult. But when her husband died in the 1960s, she faced the challenge of becoming self-supporting. Through UCLA Extension courses, she was able to establish a long, successful career in the travel industry. As the ultimate “giving back” gesture, Skulstad Williams stipulated in her will that her scholarship should benefit financially-needy women returning to school later in life as she had. The nearly $300,000 gift is an endowed fund that will exist in perpetuity.
The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship is available to women enrolling in one of UCLA Extension’s professional certificates. The award offsets course fees for those whose incomes are consumed by rent, groceries, and day care. Of the approximately 3,700 women who enroll each year in a certificate, roughly 400 will be eligible for needs-based financial support, including scholarships.
The scholarship offsets the course fees for a certificate program up to $5,000. As the endowment grows we look forward to being able to award larger amounts and more of them.
For scholarship eligibility criteria click here.
BMI-Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship in Film Scoring
BMI supports an annual scholarship award for students enrolled in UCLA Extension’s Certificate Program in Film Scoring. The BMI Jerry Goldsmith scholarship is awarded annually in March in honor of the late film scoring legend, Jerry Goldsmith. One recipient is selected each year.
Applications become available at the beginning of Fall Quarter and is due by mid-January each year. Request an applications at Entertainment Studies Customer Service Desk, room 437, by calling (310) 825-9064, or by email.
The Hal Gaba Music Scholarship
Instructor, Marty Panzer and Concord Records remembers the important legacy of Hal Gaba, who created this scholarship. The six highest-achieving students enrolled in the winter course X 404.1 Writing Lyrics that Succeed and Endure, taught by Mr. Manilow’s long-time collaborator Marty Panzer, each receive four additional master class sessions, as well as individual consultation with Mr. Panzer as required.
To be eligible students must be enrolled in X 404.1 Writing Lyrics that Succeed and Endure (Offered each winter quarter.)