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ARCS® Foundation, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest United States graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial awards in science, engineering, and medical research.

ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research.

It is ARCS Foundation's belief that support of STEM education is essential to US economic growth and technological competitiveness, and helps to ensure continued US leadership in global innovation, health, and quality of life. 

In close collaboration with University departments across the United States that are recognized leaders in science and engineering fields, more than 1,200 women volunteer members of 15 regional Foundation chapters fund the most promising scholars at the startup or "seed stage" of their work and discovery.

ARCS Scholars have gone on to positions of leadership and distinction in academia, industry, and government efforts. Nine out of ten ARCS Scholars work in their sponsored fields - sharing knowledge, developing technologies, launching startup companies, and inspiring youth to pursue the challenge of study and careers in STEM fields.

A much-sought-after recognition indicating outstanding academic achievements, ARCS Awards are applied towards many areas of research need and are not restricted to tuition alone.

ARCS Foundation's Impact

Since its founding in 1958, ARCS Foundation has awarded more than $120 million to over 10,000 ARCS Scholars in top-rated STEM programs at leading US universities.

Visit here for more information on ARCS Foundation's History.

Our 100% Pledge - How we are Unique
100% of ARCS Foundation Awards go directly to ARCS Scholar Awards

ARCS is generously supported by corporate, foundation, and individual donors, and by the countless volunteer hours of its dedicated membership.

Gifts to ARCS Foundation are not subject to administrative fees, either by the Organization or upon receipt by the University on behalf of an ARCS Scholar Award recipient.

100% of donations to Scholar Awards go to ARCS Scholar Awards

Your gift to ARCS Foundation is a direct and confident philanthropic investment in the future of science, engineering, and medical research in the United States.

ARCS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information on how to support ARCS Foundation's mission to advance science in America, please visit Donate Now.

ARCS National President Caron Ogg

"Scientific innovation has always been a prime driver of American productivity, and our mission to equip STEM scholars with the skills necessary to pursue basic research will lead to new innovations and helps increase the standing of the US in the global economy."

Caron Ogg
National President
ARCS Foundation

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