to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research
ARCS® Foundation advances science
by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens
ARCS Brilliant college scholars
study at top ranked university STEM programs
Building US Competitiveness
ARCS® Foundation is a nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started and run entirely by women who boost American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology. To address the country's need for new scientists and engineers, we provide unrestricted funding to help the country's brightest graduate and undergraduate students create new knowledge and innovative technologies.
ARCS National Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
On April 14, 2021, ARCS National Board approved the following statement and tagline which support diversity, equity, and inclusion within our mission of Advancing Science in America:
Opening Doors to Scientific Achievement
ARCS Foundation embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values critical to scientific excellence and innovation. We believe these core values are crucial to creating a welcoming environment within our organization. We open doors to talented individuals who bring different perspectives to scientific research. ARCS Foundation celebrates and supports the efforts of our partner institutions as they eliminate barriers to academic and scientific achievement.
In June of 2021, ARCS National Board established the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan Task Force charged with developing recommendations for possible actions and/or initiatives to support and implement ARCS National DEI Statement. Read more...
The 46th Annual ARCS Scholar Awards Dinner brought together ARCS members, donors, friends and outstanding scholars in the sciences. The gathering at Phoenix Country Club was held on April 29, 2022. Co-chairs Kate Thompson and Ceda Austerman did a wonderful job of putting the event together. Beautiful floral centerpieces by... Read more
Incoming ARCS National President Caron Ogg learned her work ethic and attention to detail from her father, a physician who worked every day of the year except for Christmas. Her mother’s work schedule was the same. Her parents and all her grandparents earned college degrees, unusual in those decades. One grandmother... Read more