Become a Member

Kathie L. Olsen, PhD Founder & Managing Director, ScienceWorks, LLC"The tireless efforts of ARCS Foundation throughout the years have made a significant impact on the lives of future STEM talent... I am proud to be a member of the Metro Washington Chapter and witness firsthand the support and commitment for these students to achieve in their science and engineering endeavors."

Kathie L. Olsen, PhD
Founder & Managing Director, ScienceWorks, LLC
Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Would you like to learn more about becoming an ARCS member, or forming a new ARCS Foundation Chapter?  We look forward to hearing from you!  Please visit Start A Chapter.


Both the ARCS National Organization and the 15 regional ARCS chapters host activities and events throughout the year in support of ARCS Scholars.  Since 100% of all donations to Scholar awards go to Scholar Awards, our organization is supported by:

  • Chapter dues paid by our membership.
  • The generosity of individuals and corporate science philanthropy underwriters
  • The countless volunteer hours of women dedicated to strengthening US leadership in science, engineering and medical research.

Would you like to volunteer to  help advance science education in America?  Please contact National or contact your local ARCS Foundation chapter.

Spread the Word (Or Just Say Hello!)

Whether you're an ARCS member or donor, an ARCS scholar, or just considering ways to get involved, we'd love to see you on social media!  The National organization and our regional ARCS Chapters maintain an enthusiastic presence on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

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