Industry Partners



"ARCS Foundation has been granting scholar awards for over 50 years and is strategically poised to partner with corporations interested in financially supporting innovation and competitiveness through STEM education at the graduate school level."

Nancy Spetzler, Past National President ARCS Foundation


The Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Award Program in the Life Sciences

The Roches Foundation and ARCS Foundation are jointly offering a unique program to support outatanding graduate life science students at universities across the United States.  The Roche/ARCS 

Foundation Scholar Award Program in the Life Sciences supports the next generation of life science leaders and furthers the foundations' shared interest in the advancement of science.

Through this partnership, The Roche Foundation will provide a total of $663,000 in funding to support as Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholars over the next three years.  All awardees will be Ph.D. candidates in the life sciences at universities that are ARCS Foundation academic partners.

The program will be administered by ARCS Foundation National and its chapters and is the first program of this type for both foundations.  It will leverage ARCS Foundation's established infrastructure and expertise in supporting U.S. STEM students and demonstrates The Roche Foundation's commitment to strengthening America's capacity for innovative research.

Read the program announcement.

Read about the first class of Roche/ARCS Scholars.

Meet the Scholars.

“Roche is honored to support the ARCS Foundation and the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers. We believe that scientific advances and innovation have profound benefits for society, and serve as the foundation for important new medicines.” 

Sandra Horning, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer & Head
of Global Product Development
F. Hoffman-La Roche  


Lockheed Martin Corporation Recognized as ARCS Foundation Champion

In 2014 in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Ray O. Johnson, who was then Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation was recognized by ARCS Foundation National President, Nancy Spetzler for his and the Corporation's commitment to STEM, and for their steadfast and generous support to the ARCS National Endowment Fund - - the financial core of the National organization’s future growth and stability. Dr. Johnson applauded the work and successes of ARCS Foundation.

Lockheed Martin Corporation is also a major contributor to Chapter Scholar Award Funds in Metropolitan Washington and Colorado, with a growing presence in the Atlanta and San Diego Chapters.

Nancy Spetzler, National President; Dr. Ray Johnson, Lockheed Martin; Mary Snitch, ARCS member Metro Washington Chapter


Lockheed Martin is committed to supporting student achievement to further STEM education

"Success depends on collaboration among industry, educators, policy makers and families. As an industry leader, Lockheed Martin is committed to working with these groups to develop programs that educate and inspire tomorrow's scientists, engineers and mathematicians."

Marillyn A. Hewson
Chief Executive Officer and President
Lockheed Martin Corporation