Scholar Award Donors

With Gratitude To Our Many Scholar Award Donors

Jenna Curtis ARCS Scholar, OSU, Agricultural Sciences
Sponsored by three donors


ARCS Foundation Oregon is grateful to the many individuals, corporations and foundations that have contributed to advancing science in Oregon.

Named ARCS Scholar Award Donors 2005 - 2016

Many ARCS Foundation Oregon members and community supporters contributed full or partial funding to individually sponsor PhD scholars at OHSU, Oregon State University or the University of Oregon. Every member in our Chapter contributes a minimum of $500 each year to the Scholar Award Fund, and these contributions combine to fund our ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar Awards.

To learn more about Named ARCS Scholar Awards please contact us.

Diane & Dick Alexander (5) Elisabeth & Peter Lyon (4)
Allan Price Memorial Ronnie Macdonald (3)
Kathleen & Robert Ames (4) Cyndy & Edward Maletis (2)
Jamie & Mike Anderson (3) Ellen & Chuck McClure
Aletha & Chris Anderson Suzanne & Bernie McGrath (2)
ARCS 10th Anniversary Fund Laurie Meigs (4)
ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar Awards (48) Lila G. Miller Foundation (4)
Joan & Bill Bailey Geri & John Miner
Bank of the Cascades Jerry Nudelman
Sharon & Keith Barnes (3) Sharon & Mike Nugent (2)
Jean Bates (2) Caron & Larry Ogg (3)
The Bechen Family Foundation (2) OHSU Basic Science Department
Muffy & Bill Beeler (2) OHSU Department of Radiation Health Medicine (2)
Marilyn Bergen Patty Pedersen (4)
Julie Branford & Terry Bernhardt Liz Perkins
Duncan & Cindy Campbell/Campbell Foundation (4) Adrianne & Lee Peterson (2)
Liz & Gregg Christiansen (3) Portland General Electric (2)
Marcia & Alan Director (2) Lynn & Steve Pratt (6)
Julie & Wayne Drinkward (5) Bettsy & Wally Preble (2)
Sally & Cecil Drinkward (3) Precision Castparts
Kirby & Carl Dyess (2) Jean & Ralph Quinsey
Carol & Scott Ehlen  Lee & Ron Ragen (2)
Ann & Ron Emmerson (2) Julie & William Reiersgaard (2)
ESCO Foundation Pat Reser (2)
ESI, Inc. Ellen & Mark Richardson (3)
Nancy & Dodd Fischer (3) Marilyn & Bob Ridgley (2)
Sally & Jerry Fish Roche/ARCS Foundation (3) 
Joan Foley & Per Jarnberg (3) Dianne Rodway &  John Becker (2)
Pam & Scott Gibson Mary Martin & Richard Rosenberg (3)  
Barbara Giesy Sara & Bob Rothschild
Sheila & Mike Goodwin Deanne & Dick Rubinstein (3)  
Jane & Joe Gray Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (7)  
Laurie & Gary Griff Schnitzer/CARE Foundation (2) 
Hilary & Price Gripekoven Mary Lou & Chuck Schrader
Missy Vaux Hall (2) Barbara & Philip Silver (3)
Cheryl Hammond (2) Susan  & Bill Smith (4)  
Janis & Bob Harrison (2) Alice Wanke Stephens (2)  
Judith Hawes Holmes (5) Cornelia & William Stevens (3)  
HemCon Medical Technologies, inc.  Stimson Lumber  
Sue Hitselberger  Pam Strickfaden & Mike Pittman (2)
Sharon & Henry Hewitt (4) Gretchen Sturm
Mary Hudgens Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust
Anne & Peter Jarvis (2) The Fairway Fund given by Susan & George Swindells (3)
Jensen Investment Management Shelley & Joe Voboril (2)
Donna Jordan Wells Fargo Bank
Kate Joseph & Tom Murrray Becky Warner
Jean & Rich Josephson (3) Patti Warner
Jill Josselyn Wells Fargo Bank
Pat Karamanos Barbara Wilkinson & Peter Rapp
Shirley Kuse Jean & Rick Wills (2)
James R. Kuse Family Foundation (4) Leslie & Mark Workman (12)
Judy Lanfri  




Karen Thiebes - The Rubinstein/Ames Scholar

“Being an ARCS scholar is a privilege that has given me extra motivation in pursuing my PhD in neuroscience.  It is encouraging to know that I am supported by a greater non-scientific community and I have enjoyed sharing my passion for science with my sponsors and other ARCS members.”

Nate Klett – The Ellen & Mark Richardson Scholar

"ARCS support provided me the confidence necessary to be a scientist.  When my experiments aren't working or when I am overwhelmed by the complexity of nature, it's easy to feel worthless.  At times like these, it is helpful to think of the ARCS society and say to myself, "No-- you're not worthless-- rather, there's an entire body of people who think you're quite qualified."  Beyond this, ARCS gave me the chance to meet the lovely Richardsons, and understand OHSU from an entirely different perspective.”

Sidney Kuo - The Cornelia H. Stevens Scholar

"As a fourth year graduate student, I have learned that the first three years of graduate school are crucial to the development of a good scientist.  Over the last three years I found myself constantly learning new scientific techniques, wrestling with how to define important questions, thinking about how to design and undertake careful experiments, and figuring out how to interpret data.  These lessons are hard enough to learn without having to worry about surviving on a graduate student stipend.  With the support of my ARCS scholar award I was able to focus on the work at hand.  My progress over the last three years is due in large part to the fact that I have been able to direct my attention and effort on my thesis research free of major financial concerns. Thanks to ARCS I am on track to successfully complete my Ph.D. and continue towards my ultimate goal of becoming a research scientist."