Academic Partners

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OHSU, OSU and UO are commited to partner with ARCS Oregon Chapter to support our mission of advancing science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research in the United States. 


Since our inception in 2004, ARCS Oregon is proud to have raised over $5.9 million to support 360 PhD candidates. 

A Word from the University Presidents

“What ARCS does for promising PhD students in Oregon—and for science in general—is remarkable. Its awards literally change the lives of young scientists, giving them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to learn and expand their research interests and capabilities. But the ARCS awards do more than that. They also bring vital support to the research institutions, like OHSU, that benefit from the innovation and drive of these young people. That support leads to discoveries that help change our world.”

Dr. Danny Jacobs
President, Oregon Health & Science University
Schools supported by ARCS at OHSU

"Collaboration engaging philanthropists and research universities in Oregon and nationally is helping to address the most challenging issues facing our planet. I am grateful for the longstanding philanthropic support of ARCS Oregon Foundation members, who empower brilliant Oregon State University doctoral students in science and engineering to pursue solutions for a healthier and more sustainable world. When we engage and support the strength of diverse scholars from all walks of life and study, amazing things are possible.."

Dr. Rebecca "Becky" Johnson
Interim President, Oregon State University
Colleges supported by ARCS at OSU

"The University of Oregon is proud to partner with ARCS Foundation Oregon and honored by their commitment to support students. To become an ARCS Scholar is a true honor for any young scientist and we look forward to seeing our best and brightest Ducks join this elite group in the years to come. As the University of Oregon seeks to enhance our tradition of excellence in basic science research, our partnership with ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter is vital to our mission." 

Michael H. Schill
President, University of Oregon
Departments supported by ARCS at UO


University Support Through ARCS Scholar Awards

An Oregon ARCS Scholar Award is a prestigious, unrestricted award of $18,000 ($6,000 per year for three years) that provides an essential tool for recruiting and retaining top students to Oregon. Lead researchers depend on graduate students to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to their labs and to perform the day to day experiments necessary for discovery. OHSU, OSU and UO compete with other outstanding universities to attract promising PhD candidates. ARCS awards make admission offers more desirable.