Young Alumni Achievement Award


The College of Engineering Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes engineering alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. The goal of the award is to engage and involve successful recent graduates with the College of Engineering community and to demonstrate to current students that Penn State engineering alumni can succeed at an early age and that it does not necessarily take a lifetime to make a positive impact on society.


The name of the award is the “College of Engineering Young Alumni Achievement Award.” A single award is presented annually. As part of this award, a cash gift of $500 will be made in the recipient’s name to a College of Engineering program of the recipient’s choice. The recipient’s designation will be announced at the annual awards ceremony.


All alumni of the College of Engineering who are 35 years of age and younger at the time of nomination are eligible to receive this award.


The individual should show extraordinary professional accomplishment in their chosen profession.


Nominations are accepted from the heads of the college’s academic departments. Each nomination should consist of:

  • a completed nomination form;
  • a one-page letter of nomination from the initiator;
  • a maximum of three letters of support from alumni, faculty, staff, or administrators;
  • each support letter will be one page in length and will have one signature.


A committee appointed by the Dean of Engineering will make selection. The committee will consist of PSEAS representatives and the Dean of the College of Engineering. Recipients are required to return to campus to share their expertise with the college’s students, faculty and administrators. Recipient will be recognized at the annual PSEAS Awards Ceremony.

Travel Expenses

The Office of the Dean will cover the cost of the recipient’s meals and accommodations.


Past recipients are ineligible.