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Graduate Student Senate


The Graduate Student Senate Community Involvement Award

 Application Form

Every academic year the Graduate Student Senate may present an award to the graduate student of their choosing who meets the following requirements:


-          A minimum GPA of 3.4

-          Proof of Community Involvement

-          Letter of Recommendation


The application must be submitted by April 1.


The GSS Community Involvement Award Committee reviews the submitted application(s) within a period of  ___ days (or weeks) after the deadline date. 


GSS notifies the recipient of the award after a mandatory majority approval of three-fourths of the Executive Board.


Travel Awards/Conference Funding

The award has been suspended for this semester.

 Application Form

An amount of no less than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per semester and no less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per academic year shall be allocated at the beginning of the school year for reimbursement to graduate students for presentations or attendance at conferences, conventions, or seminars.


Awards may be made to a minimum of three (3) graduate students from the Merrick School of Business and three (3) graduate students from the College of Liberal Arts.  After the minimum awards have been made to each school, all other awards to graduate students shall be on a “first come; first served” basis.


Applications are due by ____ prior to the school year that you are applying for.  If you are applying after minimum awards have been submitted, please submit as early as you can.


The funds shall be awarded upon the discretion of the GSS after reviewing all properly submitted materials.


GSS reserves the right to amend funding requests based on amounts previously awarded for all Graduate Students who have been awarded conference funding through the GSS Award Program.

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