CGS Encourages Department of Education to Make Graduate Education a High Priority

On March 1, CGS sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona regarding the importance of prioritizing graduate education. Themes of the letter include increasing access to graduate education and scholarship, supporting graduate student mental health and wellbeing, and strengthening opportunities for international engagement and collaboration. In the letter, CGS stresses the importance of programs administered by the Department of Education that increase access to advanced degrees, including the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program (GAANN) and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. In the letter, CGS also expressed our continued support for programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within graduate education, such as the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans program, Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions program, and Strengthening Master’s Degree Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.