Our scholars Laidlaw scholars are a very diverse group and come from right across UCL. What they have in common is a commitment to academic excellence, enthusiasm, and the potential to become future leaders. Scholars 2019 The 2019 cohort of Laidlaw Scholars is drawn from across UCL. Scholars 2018 The 2018 cohort of Laidlaw Scholars was announced in March 2018. Scholars 2017 The Laidlaw Scholars of 2017 are a varied and interesting group of high performing students.