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Exec Board Nominations Now Open
Scholarship Application - Apply Now!
Penn State COVID-19 Masks
Upcoming Events

Exec Board Nominations Now Open

Want to help lead the Penn State Central Texas Alumni Chapter going forward?  Nominations to get involved on our exec board are now open.  All current exec board members (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are seeking another term, however we are in need of up to five Committee Members/Game Day Coordinators to assist the board with various activities primarily including game day operations, planning watch parties with Parlor & Yard, raffle sales and prize purchases, social media contributions, and bringing the Penn State spirit to our events.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send an email to by Friday, July 24.  New board members take over on August 1.

PSUCenTex Scholarship Application - Apply Now

The application for the Penn State Central Texas 2020 Scholarship is now LIVE for a limited time!  The goal of this scholarship program is to provide financial support to Penn State students from the Central Texas area who have demonstrated academic and personal excellence.  Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in our raffles throughout the year to fund this scholarship to benefit Penn State students in our area.

  • Your permanent address must be in the Central Texas area
  • You must be a current full-time undergraduate student at any Penn State campus with at least a Sophomore standing
  • Your GPA must be a 3.0 or higher
  • You must submit your application before July 24
The Board of Directors will evaluate applications based on criteria that include consideration of academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to use your name and summary of submitted application information in publicity materials of the Chapter. 

The amount and number of scholarships to be given is subject to the Penn State Office of Student Aid final approval.

Apply HERE by July 24!  We Are...

Upcoming Events

As of now, all in-person events are on-hold/ postponed due to COVID-19. As local authorities release more guidance and Penn State announces the school and football schedule, we will begin to determine what fall events can be held. As of now, we are waiting on updates about the fall semester, and will keep you informed as we get more information.

Unfortunately, this also means our annual party barge originally scheduled for August 1 has been cancelled.

Here are some upcoming virtual events we are looking forward to until we can resume in person events:
  • 9th Annual BTN BIG 10k (Virtual) - July 26 through Aug. 1
    • BIG Ten Alumni can run/walk a 5k or 10k between July 26 and Aug 1 and log results afterwards.  Participants in this year’s BTN Big 10K will receive a 2020 Big Ten school-specific shirt and race bib as well as a Big Ten-themed running buff/headband. The cost of registration is $20.  Sign up at by 11:59pm CST today, July 10.
  • Student send off - TBD
    • Each year, we invite our new and returning students to our student send-off where they can meet other students from the Central Texas area.  It also serves as an informal introduction to the local alumni for the students and their families.  We are looking forward to continuing this event later this summer in a virtual setting.  Stay tuned for more information.

Amazon Smile Donations

Click here and bookmark our AmazonSmile link.  For every online purchase made, Amazon donates a percentage to our chapter's Scholarship Fund, at no additional cost to you!


Central Texas Alumni Association Exec Board

Marielle Balz / Mallory Gold- Co-Presidents
Amanda Kuroda- Vice President
Mathew Kapela / Renwick Harvey- Co-Secretaries
Christopher Nelson, Treasurer
Peter Connolly / EJ Ekhato- Game Day Coordinators
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