GPSS Funding and Lobbying Opportunities

The Graduate and Professional Student (GPSS) wanted to highlight our funding and lobbying opportunities available for students!


The GPSS offers several avenues for funding, and we encourage students to apply! Our Diversity Funds are awarded to supplement programs and events related to diversity efforts and benefit a cross-section of graduate and professional students. Our Travel Grants are awarded to students attending conferences and seminars, including remote engagements. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials, and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Students seeking funding may find more information on these and other funding opportunities on the GPSS Funding webpage. General questions may be directed towards or, but questions on Diversity Funds should be directed towards


All students are encouraged to join our second annual virtual Graduate Student Day on the Hill (GODH)! While we are unable to physically travel to Olympia to meet with our legislators this year, we are still advocating strongly for students and we would love to have your voice join us! With your help, we can ensure that the needs of graduate and professional students across the state of Washington are represented to state legislators. Students may review GPSS’s Legislative Agenda here. No experience is necessary to participate! All participants in the 2021 GDOH must participate in a mandatory training on February 19th from 3-4:30pm. Please RSVP here by February 5th, and feel free to contact with any questions.