Each Named Scholar Award of $18,000 funds one graduate student over a three-year period. Named Scholar Awards are created by Oregon members and community members who understand the importance these awards make in recruiting and supporting world-class students at OHSU, Oregon State University or the University of Oregon. Sponsoring a Named Scholar Award gives the donor the unique opportunity to engage with the scholar.
In addition, every member in the Oregon Chapter contributes a minimum of $500 each year to the Scholar Award Fund, and these contributions combine to fund our ARCS Oregon Chapter Scholar Awards.
ARCS Foundation Oregon is honored to acknowledge these generous Scholar Award Donors for the academic year 2020-2021.
10th Anniversary Fund Diane & Dick Alexander Kathleen & Bob Ames Jamie & Michael Anderson Sharon Anderson Anonymous ARCS Oregon Chapter Meleah & Scott Ashford Joan & Bill Bailey Bechen Family Foundation Marilyn Bergen Julie Branford & Terry Bernhardt Lyn & Charlie Cameron Christiansen Family Trust Connie & Carl Clark Lara & Michael Cunningham Gigi & David Ditz Julie & Wayne Drinkward Sally Anne & Cecil Drinkward Kirby & Karl Dyess Ann & Ron Emmerson Joan Foley & Per Jarnberg Nancy Fischer Fairway Fund Barbara Giesy Sheila & Mike Goodwin Jane & Joe Gray Nancy Haigwood Missy Vaux Hall Karen & Frank Halvorsen Cheryl Hammond
Janis & Bob Harrison Julie & Bill Headley Sharon & Henry Hewitt Sue Hitselberger Anne & Peter Jarvis Jean & Rich Josephson Jill Josselyn Fund Kris & Michael Kern Marilyn & John Lindgren Elisabeth & Peter Lyon Sue & Bernie McGrath Laurie McDonald Meigs Kate Joseph & Tom Murray Sharon & Mike Nugent Caron & Larry Ogg OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine Adrianne & Lee Peterson Lynn & Steve Pratt Bettsy & Wally Preble Lee & Ron Ragen Pat Reser Marilyn & Bob Ridgley Mary Martin Rosenberg Deanne & Dick Rubinstein Barbara & Philip Silver Susan & Bill Smith Arlene Schnitzer Walsh Construction Anne & Scott Weaver Anne & Jung Yoo
Why Ann and Ron Support ARCS Scholars
"We believe that by supporting scholars it contributes to the strength of our regional schools. In so doing, we hope to continue to attract students who will have an impact both regionally and globally, and further enhance our universities’ reputation."
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.