Armand and Denise LaBarge Graduate Scholarship in Multiculturalism

Overview

The Armand and Denise La Barge Graduate Scholarship in Multiculturalism will be awarded annually to a graduate student enrolled at York University. To be eligible for the Scholarship the recipient must demonstrate academic excellence in their field of study. This award reflects the La Barges' outstanding contributions in fighting racism and promoting peaceful co-existence of citizens in a multicultural environment by supporting graduate students whose work relates to Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity, Racism, or similar areas.

Value and Duration

  • One award up to $12,500
    • The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund and the number of recipients selected
  • Non-renewable
Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds for more information.

Eligibility

  • Full–time registered Master’s or doctoral York graduate student;
  • Incoming or current student;
  • Domestic and international students are both eligible for this scholarship;
  • Selection criteria includes:
    • All graduate students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students whose work relates to Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity, Racism or similar areas;
    • Academic accomplishments.

Note: The student must be registered full-time for the upcoming academic year (Fall/Winter).

Deadlines

  • Graduate program deadline: Program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to Scholarships and Awards Coordinator (fgssac@yorku.ca) in one PDF attachment by March 2. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility.

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Upcoming academic year

How to Apply

  • Students must be nominated by their graduate program. It is recommended that interested students contact their programs and provide necessary documentation by February 17 to be considered for nomination.

Graduate Program Responsibility

  • Programs will identify potential nominees and request the appropriate documentation
    Note: students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program
  • Incoming or current full-time York University graduate students are eligible to be considered
  • Nominate a maximum of one file to FGS

Documentation

  • Statement of research (1 page)
  • CV
  • Transcripts, unofficial or official, (supplied by graduate program from admissions file), or can be a student copy downloaded from the student account. Must include the last two years or all years of graduate studies.
  • Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director)

Contact

  • Scholarship and Awards Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416) 736-2100 ext. 33954
    fgssac@yorku.ca
  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416) 736-2100 ext. 44168
    fgsro@yorku.ca