Benefits and services

Every day, the Graduate Student Association supports students like you – students who are ready to lead, or striving to grow. Students who are far away from home, or here raising their family. See how we can help.

Benefits and perks

Graduate student representation The GSA Council advocates for the welfare and interests of the graduate student population.
President of GSA, Will Carrasco
NAGPS membership The GSA's membership in the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students offers student leadership conferences and political advocacy.
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students logo and map
Clubs and organizations Connect with fellow graduate students in one of 30+ clubs, or start your own.
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Social events The Graduate Student Association offers on- and off-campus socials, Unity in Diversity, and regular coffee breaks and breakfasts (when safe to do so). Follow us on social media for upcoming events.
Graduate students laughing at a meeting
Computer loans Borrow up to $1,500 to purchase a personal computer.
Student working on her laptop
Free printing The GSA office offers two computer workstations (normally six when social-distancing is not required) with free unlimited black and white printing.
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Opportunities for growth and leadership

Travel awards Apply for up to $500 per year for attending conferences and workshops, both virtual and in-person.
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Spring and Fall Awards Compete for more than $90,000 in awards and scholarships.
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Professional development Workshops and seminars to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop and enhance their professional skills.
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Recognition Graduate students are recognized at annual events, such as the GSA Poster/Research Symposium, the Three Minute Thesis Competition, and our Spring Awards Banquet.
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Need-based services

Funding for families The Children’s Assistance Program provides a limited number of $750 scholarships to help ensure success of graduate students who have children.
Graduate with her sons
Financial crisis grants We offer a limited number of $1,000 grants for graduate students exeriencing sudden and unexpected financial crisis.
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International student transitional loan We offer loans of up to $500 to help incoming internationla students get reestablished in Reno.
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Household items program The GSA picks up donated household items, like furniture, dishes, and appliances, and delivers them to graduate students in need.
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