Endowment Donors

With Gratitude To Our Endowed Named Scholar Award Donors

Named Endowment Donors

Through the extraordinary generosity of the donors listed below, the Oregon Chapter has been able to establish 25 Endowed Named Scholar Awards in perpetuity since 2015. Most of these generous endowment donors benefited from matching funds offered by Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. To establish a university matched endowment (UME) the donor contributes $100,000, while OHSU, OSU or UO match with $50,000, and the Oregon Chapter contributes an amount determined by the board. The number indicates how many scholars have been funded from these endowments.

  1. Anonymous - UME at UO, Biology
  2. Kathleen & Bob Ames - UME at OSU, College of Engineering
  3. Jamie & Mike Anderson - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences (2)
  4. Jamie & Mike Anderson - UME at OSU, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (1)
  5. Kirby & Carl Dyess - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
  6. Ann & Ron Emmerson - UME at OSU, College of Engineering (1)
  7. The Fairway Fund given by Susie & George Swindells - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (2)
  8. The Fairway Fund given by Susie Swindells- UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences, Biology
  9. Nancy & Dodd Fischer - UME at OSU, College of Forestry (2)
  10. Barbara Giesy - UME at OHSU, School of Nursing (1)
  11. Sheila & Mike Goodwin - UME at OSU, Agricultural Science, Marine Mammal Institute
  12. Sharon & Henry Hewitt - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
  13. Jean & Rich Josephson - UME at OSU, College of Engineering (1)
  14. Jill Josselyn Bequest (3)
  15. Jill Josselyn Bequest - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences, Chemistry (1)
  16. Sue & Bernie McGrath - UME at OSU, College of Science (1)
  17. Caron & Larry Ogg - UME at OSU, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (2)
  18. Caron & Larry Ogg Family - UME at OSU, College of Engineering, Robotics
  19. Caron & Larry Ogg Family - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine
  20. Ed & Beth Ray - UME at OSU, Graduate School
  21. Barbara & Philip Silver - UME at OSU, College of Agricultural Science (2)
  22. Barbara & Philip Silver Family - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine/School of Nursing
  23. Kenda & Ken Singer - UME at UO, College of Arts & Sciences, Human Physiology
  24. 10th Anniversary Fund #1 - UME at OHSU, School of Medicine (1)
  25. 10th Anniversary Fund #2 - UME at OSU, Graduate School

Read more: University Matched Endowment Program

To learn more about endowment opportunities contact us at arcspdx@me.com.

Photo courtesy of Andie Petkus

Erik Torasson - Institute of Molecular Biology, UO
"Receiving an ARCS Scholar Award has been pivotal to my success as a graduate student. In my first year, my award enabled me to move to Oregon from the Midwest and pursue my PhD. Further, by supplementing my income throughout the important early years of my PhD, my ARCS award has reduced financial stresses and allowed me to focus on my development as a scientist, student, teacher, and mentor. Just as importantly, receiving an ARCS award has enabled me to interact with the incredible members of ARCS Oregon. Completing a PhD is not easy, but knowing that I have the unwavering support and excitement of the ARCS members behind me has been an important vote of confidence in my abilities and potential as a scientist. Together, the financial and social support of ARCS has helped me through the many challenges required to realize my goals of becoming a research scientist."