• ARCS is ensuring a bright future

    for science in America

  • ARCS Scholars work

    to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research

  • ARCS Scholar

    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.

  • We sponsor talented, motivated American students at top US research universities.
  • Nine out of 10 ARCS Scholars after they graduate work in their sponsored fields - creating knowledge, developing technologies, launching start-up companies, inspiring youth.
  • Our 15 chapters build industry partnerships to support research important to their own communities.

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...





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