This week, CGS sent a letter to Members of Congress regarding issues of importance to the association. Specifically, CGS called upon Members of the 117th Congress to support federal legislation and policies that improve access to graduate education, promote the United States as a global leader, and create a more equitable and prosperous society for all.
A high priority for CGS is the expansion of access to the Pell Grant Program to graduate students. This program has served the undergraduate student population well, but it is now time to expand the program to support graduate students. In addition to financial support for graduate students, the letter encourages Congress to make robust investments in graduate education and research, as well as support federal policies and legislation that promote greater diversity and inclusion in higher education.