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.

Diane & Dick Alexander (5) Elisabeth & Peter Lyon (3)
Allan Price Memorial Ronnie Macdonald (3)
Kathleen & Robert Ames (4) Cyndy & Edward Maletis (2)
Jamie & Mike Anderson (2) Ellen & Chuck McClure
Aletha & Chris Anderson Suzanne & Bernie McGrath
ARCS 10th Anniversary Fund Laurie Meigs (4)
ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar Awards (41) Lila G. Miller Foundation (4)
Bank of the Cascades Geri & John Miner
Sharon and Keith Barnes (3) Sharon & Mike Nugent (2)
Jean Bates (2) Caron & Larry Ogg (3)
The Bechen Family Foundation OHSU Basic Science Department
Muffy and Bill Beeler (2) OHSU Department of Radiation Health Medicine (2)
Marilyn Bergen Patty Pedersen (4)
Julie Branford and Terry Bernhardt Liz Perkins
Duncan and Cindy Campbell/Campbell Foundation (4) Adrianne & Lee Peterson
Liz and Gregg Christiansen (2) Portland General Electric (2)
Marcia & Alan Director (2) Lynn & Steve Pratt (6)
Julie & Wayne Drinkward (4) Bettsy & Wally Preble
Sally & Cecil Drinkward (3) Precision Castparts
Kirby & Carl Dyess (2) Lee & Ron Ragen (2)
Ehlen Family Julie & William Reiersgaard (2)
Ann & Ron Emmerson (2) Pat Reser
ESCO Foundation Ellen & Mark Richardson (3)
ESI, Inc. Marilyn & Bob Ridgley (2)
Nancy & Dodd Fischer (3) Roche/ARCS Foundation (3) 
Sally & Jerry Fish Dianne Rodway &  John Becker
Joan Foley & Per Jarnberg (3) Mary Martin Rosenberg (3)  
Pam & Scott Gibson Sara & Bob Rothschild
Barbara Giesy Deanne & Dick Rubinstein (3)  
Sheila & Mike Goodwin Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (7)  
Jane & Joe Gray Schnitzer/CARE Foundation (2) 
Laurie & Gary Griff Mary Lou & Chuck Schrader
Hilary & Price Gripekoven Barbara & Philip Silver (3)
Missy Vaux Hall (2) Susan  & Bill Smith (4)  
Cheryl Hammond Alice Wanke Stephens (2)  
Janis & Bob Harrison (2) Cornelia & William Stevens (3)  
Judith Hawes Holmes (5) Stimson Lumber  
HemCon Medical Technologies, inc.  Pam Strickfaden & Mike Pittman (2)
Sharon & Henry Hewitt (4) Susan & George Swindells (3)
Mary Hudgens Shelley & Joe Voboril (2)
Anne & Peter Jarvis Wells Fargo Bank
Jensen Investment Management Becky Warner
Donna Jordan Patti Warner
Kate Joseph & Tom Murrray Wells Fargo Bank
Jean & Rich Josephson (3) Barbara Wilkinson & Peter Rapp
Jill Josselyn Jean & Rick Wills (2)
Pat Karamanos Leslie & Mark Workman (12)
Shirley Kuse  
James R. Kuse Family Foundation (3)  




Zach Beattie - The Jensen Investment Management Scholar

"The ARCS scholar award has been a great blessing for me and my family. These extra finances have allowed me to focus on school and my research without worrying about going into debt. I know that this would not have been possible without the scholar award. Thank you."

Megan Herting – The Shirley R. Kuse Scholar

“Being an ARCS scholar has meant a lot to me over the last three years, including being able to go home to Chicago for the holidays and being able to replace the car when our first car’s transmission blew after Christmas. But most importantly the ARCS scholar award allowed me to feel supported by the local community, to get to know my wonderful sponsors and their families (Thank you- Shirley Kuse and Carol Ehlen), and to have a peace of mind while focusing on my research and classes. Thank you seems like such a small phrase for all you are doing for us scholars, but thank you for your support the past three years!”

Aaron Wortham – The Dodd & Nancy Fischer Scholar

“The ARCS scholar award was one of the decisive factors in my decision to study cancer biology at Oregon Health and Science University. As an ARCS scholar, I have had many irreplaceable experiences, including the opportunity to share my research with members of the community.”