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ARCS Foundation Surpasses $100 Million in Awards to ARCS Scholars

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

ARCS Foundation issued its 2016 Annual Report at its National Board meeting held in Dallas and announced that 2015-2016 was a record-setting year on both a cumulative and annual basis. As of June 30, 2016, $100,986,274 has been awarded to 9,572 ARCS Scholars. As many ARCS Scholars receive funding for consecutive years of research, this represents a total of 16,601 academic years of flexible, direct funding support.

In addition to exceeding the $100 million cumulative award milestone, ARCS Foundation set new annual records during 2015-2016: the highest dollar amount ($4.8 Million) of awards were made to the greatest number (636) of ARCS Scholars studying at the highest number (602) of departments at the highest number (51) of academic institutions.