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 $8,000
- 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
- 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 full-time 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).
- Student deadline: Applications are due to the student's graduate program office by February 28.
- Graduate program deadline: Programs must then submit their nominations to the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by March 15. If the Graduate Program is nominating more than one student, nominations must be ranked.
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 15 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
- A one-page research statement
- 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)