Armand and Denise LaBarge Graduate Scholarship in Multiculturalism


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.


  • Master's or doctoral
  • 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

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


  • Statement of research (1 page)
  • CV
  • Transcripts (for incoming students, to be supplied by graduate program from admissions file)
  • Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director)


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

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.