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

President Alyson Lola Essex, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in anatomy, cell biology, and physiology at the IU School of Medicine

Vice President Colin Pellegrom, pursuing a D.D.S. degree at the IU School of Dentistry

Chief Financial Officer Allyson Crane, pursuing a J.D. degree at the IU McKinney School of Law

Secretary Taylor Webster, pursuing a J.D. degree at the IU McKinney School of Law

Director of Campus Programming Christina Eggenberger, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in philanthropic studies at the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy

Director of Communications Aishat Motolani, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology at the IU School of Medicine

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