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My promise to you is that we will listen, and we will do better. I ask that you help us. It has been a long time since I was a graduate student, but I do remember the joys and struggles. My job is to advocate for you. I promise I will do that.

- Dr. Linda Mason, Dean of The Graduate School

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Graduate School Establishes $1,000 Scholarship for Graduate Students with Children

West Lafayette residential Purdue graduate students who are enrolled in a Purdue University student insurance plan including children will soon receive an email from the Purdue University Student Insurance Office regarding their eligibility to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of two anonymous donors.

Dr. Melissa McDaniels

Purdue Graduate School Launches Mentoring Improvement Initiative

The Graduate School is bringing theoretically grounded, evidence-based, and culturally responsive mentorship training opportunities to Purdue faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. This is part of the school’s ongoing Mentorship Improvement Initiative, which launched early 2022.

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