PSEAS APG Grants Program

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Affiliate Program Group (APG) Grants program was established to further the alumni society’s vision to create programs and events for engineering alumni that will encourage awareness of and support for the completion of the college’s goals and objectives. A goal of the grants program is to encourage alumni groups to initiate programs and activities that promote interaction among their departments’ alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

To apply for an APG Grant, please email the completed application form to the College of Engineering Alumni Relations Office at The deadline for submitting grant applications is August 31 and January 31.

All applicants will be notified of a grant award within two weeks of the application deadline. Please note that the APG Grants Committee reserves the right to award grant requests at an amount less than the amount requested by the applicants.

APG Start-Up Grant

  • Description: Departments may apply for this one-time grant to assist in the development and start-up of a new Affiliate Program Group. Funds may be used to offset costs associated with forming a new alumni group including meeting expenses, communications, and events.
  • Purpose: To encourage and support engineering departments in the creation of new alumni groups.
  • Maximum Amount: $1,000
  • Restrictions: Groups may only receive this grant ONE time.
  • Timing of Awards: Applications will be considered as they are received throughout the year.

APG Program Grant

  • Description: Groups may apply for this grant to assist with new or existing programs. Programs and events may be social or professional in nature. Groups may apply for more than one program (note maximum yearly funding cap below).
  • Purpose: To support engineering APGs in developing and sustaining successful alumni programs.
  • Maximum Amount: Up to a maximum of $1,000 per year. Groups are encouraged to self-fund events when possible.
  • Timing of Awards: Applications will be reviewed and grants awarded twice annually.