Graduate and Professional Student Government

Make your impact today with an eye toward the future

GPSG is committed to promoting graduate and professional student academic and professional development. Graduate and Professional Education Grants (GPEG) provide financial support for students traveling to programs or events that are vital to their studies. Funds can be used for domestic and international travel.

GPEG applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. More information about the GPEG and other grants is available on our funding If you're ready to apply, head to The Spot.



Join the elite

You go to class, you do research, you study, you repeat. And in between, many of you find time to work with the community, lead student organizations, and do countless other good works. To honor the best of the best among IUPUI’s graduate and professional students, GPSG hosts the Elite 50 awards program each spring.

In addition to recognizing the leading 50, those with the top scores are named to the Premier 10 list. The Charles R. Bantz Award for Excellence is awarded to the student with the highest ranking among all applicants. The recipient of this award also wins a $500 scholarship.

You don’t have to be a member of GPSG to be named to the Elite 50, but you do have to apply.

Apply for Elite 50

Executive Board

Alyson Lola Essex, president, pursuing a Ph.D. in anatomy, cell biology, and physiology, IU School of Medicine

Colin Pellegrom, vice president, pursuing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, IU School of Dentistry

Allyson Crane, chief financial officer, pursuing a J.D., McKinney School of Law

Taylor Webster, secretary, pursuing a J.D., McKinney School of Law

Christina Eggenberger, director of campus programming, pursuing a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies, Lilly School of Philanthropy

Aishat Motolani, director of communications, pursuing a Ph.D. in pharmacology, IU School of Medicine

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