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Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of Louisville advocates for graduate students across the university, promoting the teaching and training of post-baccalaureate students. We work with academic and support units to recruit, retain, and prepare students for successful careers after graduate school.

 

Please consider a gift to help us sustain one of our many initiatives listed below to help support graduate students’ at UofL.

 

Retention Programs for Underrepresented Minorities in Graduate School: The Graduate School at UofL provides programs and opportunities to recruit, retain, and support underrepresented minority students in graduate school.

  • Diverse, Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Welcome Day offering community, resources, and a personal network committed to ensuring the success of our incoming and current underrepresented graduate student population.
  • Celebration of Excellence in Graduate Diversity, collectively recognizing and celebrating the milestones of underrepresented graduate students who have completed their master's degree, reached doctoral degree candidacy, and those who have completed their doctorate degree.
  • The Diversity Check-in-and-Connect is designed to support and monitor the progress of our underrepresented students in their academic pursuits. This program helps identify and develop proactive interventions for improvements in areas to increase student retention rates, provide one-on-one consultations and referrals, and encourage a network of support for students across the academic disciplines.
  • The Multicultural Association of Graduate Students (MAGS) is a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) designed to enhance the social and cultural climate for underrepresented graduate students.

PLAN: The PLAN (Professional devopment, Life skills, Academic development, Networking) graduate student professional development program helps students take charge of their own learning and development by offering opportunities and resources related to Professional Development, Life Skills, Academic Development, and Networking skills. PLAN helps graduate students think about what they need to be successful as they enter, move through, and move on from graduate education. Program efforts include:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Academy Part I, GTA Academy Part II, Grant Writing Academy, Entrepreneurship Academy, STEM GTA Academy, Community Engagement Academy, Publishing Academy and the new Mentoring Academy
  • 40-60 Workshops a Year, in five different tracks: Research, including reading and writing; Teaching; Leadership, including building self-awareness, interpersonal skills, communication, and administrative skills; and Career planning
  • One-on-One Consultations and Referrals
  • Online resources including assessment tools, opportunities for reflection and self-assessment, curated lists of professional development links and tools, and other pathways to success

Graduate Student Research and Scholarships: One of the most important ways the Graduate School contributes to graduate student success is through financial support. Current funding efforts include:

  • The University Fellowship program continues to fund over 100 doctoral students each year
  • The Diversity Scholarship program funds over 20 masters and doctoral students each year to foster increased diversity in our graduate programs
  • Tuition awards for up to 619 departmentally sponsored students
  • Doctoral Dissertation Completion grants have funded between 10-30 students each year in their last semester of dissertation work
  • Awards of up to $30,000 in travel money for graduate students through the Graduate Student Council (GSC)
  • Research and travel awards of up to $3000 annually for graduate students through the Multicultural Association of Graduate School (MAGS) funds
  • Fund graduate research awards for Research!Louisville and CODRE
  • Sponsor the Dissertation Writing Retreat held at the Writing Center each May since 2012, as well as a virtual retreat

Emergency Fund for Graduate Students: The Graduate School has established an emergency fund for current graduate students to alleviate immediate, unexpected expenses due to circumstances beyond a student's control. The fund is intended to help alleviate financial hardships that may endanger a student's ability to continue enrollment in a graduate program at UofL.  

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Power Hour Challenge
We powered up! The area with the most unique donors from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern on October 21 received an additional $500 to their area.
Rank Prize Power Hour Challenge Donors
1 $500 RaiseRED Dance Marathon 56
2 School of Medicine 13
3 College of Arts & Sciences 10
4 School of Nursing 6
5 MLK Scholars Program 6
6 School of Public Health & Information Sciences 6
7 School of Music 4
8 James Graham Brown Cancer Center 4
9 Miracle Monocle 4
10 Student Success Center 4
11 UofL Alumni Councils 3
12 Kent School of Social Work 2
13 College of Business 2
14 UofL Libraries 1
15 School of Dentistry 1
16 College of Education & Human Development 1
17 Brandeis School of Law 1
18 Resilient Families Project 1
19 Speed School of Engineering 1
20 University Honors Program 1
21 COVID-19 Research 1
22 More Scholarships 1
23 Muhammad Ali Institute 1
24 Student Affairs 0
25 Athletics 0
26 Urban & Public Affairs Scholarships 0
27 Cultural Center 0
28 Survivors of Torture Recovery Center 0
29 Black Faculty/Staff Association 0
30 Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research 0
31 Denny Crum Scholarship 0
32 Diversity Initiatives 0
33 Graduate School 0
34 Gray Street Farmers Market 0
35 International Center 0
36 Leadership & Innovation in Academic Medicine 0
37 LGBT Center 0
38 McConnell Center 0
39 Rauch Planetarium 0
40 REACH - Resources for Academic Achievement 0
41 Speed School AMIST Lab COVID-19 Projects 0
42 Staff Assistance Fund 0
43 Study Abroad 0
44 Sustainability Initiatives 0
45 UofL Alumni Chapters 0
46 Women's Center 0
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Overall Leaderboard
The area of campus with the greatest number of donors will receive $2,500 in additional funding! Second place will receive $2,000, third will receive $1,500, fourth will receive $1,000, and fifth will receive $500. Make your gift. Increase your impact. Raise Some L.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $2,500 RaiseRED Dance Marathon 448
2 $2,000 School of Medicine 202
3 $1,500 College of Arts & Sciences 107
4 $1,000 MLK Scholars Program 101
5 $500 James Graham Brown Cancer Center 100
6 School of Music 77
7 College of Business 50
8 UofL Alumni Councils 48
9 Speed School of Engineering 45
10 School of Public Health & Information Sciences 37
11 College of Education & Human Development 37
12 Student Affairs 34
13 UofL Libraries 29
14 Miracle Monocle 29
15 School of Nursing 23
16 Resilient Families Project 23
17 Student Success Center 22
18 School of Dentistry 19
19 Kent School of Social Work 18
20 Brandeis School of Law 16
21 LGBT Center 14
22 McConnell Center 12
23 Black Faculty/Staff Association 11
24 Diversity Initiatives 8
25 Athletics 7
26 Sustainability Initiatives 7
27 UofL Alumni Chapters 7
28 University Honors Program 6
29 Graduate School 5
30 REACH - Resources for Academic Achievement 4
31 More Scholarships 4
32 Staff Assistance Fund 3
33 Leadership & Innovation in Academic Medicine 3
34 Women's Center 3
35 Cultural Center 2
36 Muhammad Ali Institute 2
37 COVID-19 Research 2
38 Study Abroad 2
39 International Center 2
40 Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research 1
41 Survivors of Torture Recovery Center 1
42 Rauch Planetarium 1
43 Denny Crum Scholarship 1
44 Speed School AMIST Lab COVID-19 Projects 1
45 Urban & Public Affairs Scholarships 0
46 Gray Street Farmers Market 0
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1,798th Donor Challenge
In honor of UofL's founding year, the 1,798th donor during Raise Some L will receive an additional $500 to the area they supported!
1,798 / 1,798 Donors
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Early Access Challenge
Previous Raise Some L donors were invited to lock in their support early. Three gifts made during that time were randomly selected, and $250 will be given to each of these selected areas: Immediate Impact for the College of Business, the Black Faculty/Staff Association, and Fine Arts/Hite Art Institute.
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Early Bird Challenge
The early bird gets the worm, right? So did the area with the largest number of donors by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, who received an extra $500.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $500 RaiseRED Dance Marathon 114
2 School of Medicine 37
3 MLK Scholars Program 36
4 College of Arts & Sciences 22
5 UofL Alumni Councils 18
6 James Graham Brown Cancer Center 14
7 Miracle Monocle 11
8 College of Business 10
9 School of Music 9
10 Speed School of Engineering 6
11 College of Education & Human Development 6
12 Student Affairs 4
13 UofL Libraries 4
14 Resilient Families Project 4
15 School of Nursing 4
16 School of Public Health & Information Sciences 4
17 LGBT Center 3
18 UofL Alumni Chapters 3
19 McConnell Center 2
20 Diversity Initiatives 2
21 School of Dentistry 2
22 Black Faculty/Staff Association 2
23 Kent School of Social Work 2
24 Student Success Center 2
25 More Scholarships 2
26 Brandeis School of Law 1
27 University Honors Program 1
28 Sustainability Initiatives 1
29 Survivors of Torture Recovery Center 1
30 Staff Assistance Fund 1
31 International Center 1
32 REACH - Resources for Academic Achievement 1
33 Women's Center 1
34 Athletics 0
35 Cultural Center 0
36 Urban & Public Affairs Scholarships 0
37 COVID-19 Research 0
38 Muhammad Ali Institute 0
39 Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research 0
40 Denny Crum Scholarship 0
41 Graduate School 0
42 Gray Street Farmers Market 0
43 Leadership & Innovation in Academic Medicine 0
44 Rauch Planetarium 0
45 Speed School AMIST Lab COVID-19 Projects 0
46 Study Abroad 0
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