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 (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding students who are US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, math, technology, and medical research.
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. On June 10, 2022, ARCS National Board accepted the report from the DEI Action Plan Task Force. Read the entire report and more...