Emergency Assistance Fund

In 2017-2018, thirteen students were through grants totaling over $5,000

9598559829_8728dc8703_o The Centre County Chapter established the Emergency Assistance Fund to help reduce the financial stress for all Penn State students facing unforeseeable hardships and help to complete their studies. There are no residency restrictions or other stipulations to receive emergency aid. With the high cost of education and economic conditions of recent years, the number of requests for emergency assistance has greatly increased.

Some of the Centre County Chapter Emergency Grants awarded in 2017-2018 helped our students with the following items:

  • Assist numerous students in covering health care costs
  • Cover shortages in funds to buy food for the semester
  • Provide funds to travel home for family emergencies
  • Cover auto repairs to cover transportation to and from classes or work
  • Help with tuition shortfalls

These are just a few of the many requests made against our emergency grant fund. The more money we can raise the more students with dire emergency needs can be helped. If you are looking for that end of 2021 tax deduction, please consider giving to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Emergency Grant fund.


The fund makes a major difference and helps eliminate some stress for many students so that they can succeed in their studies and successes at Penn State. 

To make a contribution to the fund, write a check payable to CCCPSAA, in note area mark for Emergency Grant Fund, and mail to:



P.O. Box 10082

State College, PA 16805-0082

Online donations may also be made at raise.psu.edu/CCChapterEmergencyGrant


By the numbers...



13 Students receieved assistance in the 2017-2018 school year



The average grant was





The chapter added



to the fund in 2017-2018





was added to the fund from the 50th Class Reunion