uLaval rejects scholarship donation on grounds of discrimination

August 5, 2016

Université Laval has turned down thousands of dollars from a donor wanting to establish a scholarship exclusive to male students studying either public affairs or political science. André Gélinas challenged uLaval’s decision by asking why there cannot be a scholarship for men when there are scholarships available for women. uLaval rejected this argument on the grounds that a scholarship exclusive to men becomes discriminatory when targeted programs already have a significant majority of male students, as is the case with public affairs and political science. Journal de Montréal