ARCS Foundation Oregon advances science and technology in Oregon by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete doctoral degrees in science, engineering and medical research.
You can donate to our Scholar Award Fund.
Gifts of any size to the Oregon Chapter Scholar Award Fund will support future scholars.
100% OF EVERY DOLLAR you donate to Scholar Awards GOES DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOLARS.
Each year the collective funding from donors supports more than three Chapter Scholar Awards of $18,000.
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Since 2005, Oregon Chapter has invested over $4.1 million to 248 graduate students at OHSU, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
Our greatest questions will be answered by the young minds at work today in U.S. colleges and universities.
The strength of our nation's economy depends on a highly educated and innovative workforce.
Supporting outstanding researchers keeps America competitive on a global basis.
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Taylor Mighell, NGP Graduate Student, Presented with C.W. Cotterman Award
Taylor Mighell, NGP graduate student in Brian O'Roak's lab, was presented with C.W. Cotterman Award at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October. His donors are Susan and George Swindells.
Nate Yoder's Paper Published in Nature, International Journal of Science
Congratulations to NGP student, Nate Yoder on his new paper in Nature! For the first time, researchers in the Vollum Institute have determined the atomic structure of an acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) in a resting state at high pH. His donor is the Bechen Family Foundation.
Elizabeth Holzenthal Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to OSU College of Engineering, ARCS scholar Elizabeth Holzenthal, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, coastal and ocean engineering. Elizabeth was recently named a recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship, (GRFP). Elizabeth, a first year scholar, is working on a project aimed at contributing to the development of a new generation of natural hazard engineering. Her donors are Diane and Dick Alexander.
Kevin Watanabe-Smith Wins Statewide 3MT Competition
ARCS Scholar Kevin Watanabe-Smith, who studies cancer biology in Dr. Brian Druker's lab, took first place at the state's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Kevin was sponsored by the Allan Price Memorial ARCS Award.
ARCS Scholar Danielle Robinson Awarded 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science
Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, is one of four fellows selected worldwide to receive the Mozilla Fellowship for Science.
Her donors are Ellen and Mark Richardson.