ARCS Foundation Oregon is grateful to the many individuals, corporations and foundations who have sponsored a scholar to positively impact university research and the wider society.
Chapter Scholar Awards
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.
Cumulative List of Named Scholar Award Donors
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.
To learn more about Named ARCS Scholar Awards please contact us.
Diane & Dick Alexander (6) Allan Price Memorial (1) Kathleen & Robert Ames (5) Kathleen & Bob Ames/OSU Engineering Endowment Aletha Anderson (1) Jamie & Mike Anderson (3) Jamie & Mike Anderson/UO/Biology Endowment (2) Jamie & Mike Anderson/OSU/CEOAS Endowment (1) Sharon Anderson (1) ARCS 10th Anniversary Fund (2) ARCS 10th Anniversary Fund/OHSU Endowment (1) Anonymous 1 (1) Anonymous 2 (1) ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar Awards (66) Meleah & Scott Ashford (1) Joan & Bill Bailey (2) Bank of the Cascades (1) Sharon & Keith Barnes (3) Jean Bates (2) The Bechen Family Foundation (3) Muffy & Bill Beeler (2) Marilyn Bergen (2) Julie Branford & Terry Bernhardt (2) Lyn & Charlie Cameron (1) Campbell Foundation (4) Liz & Gregg Christiansen (4) Connie & Carl Clark (1) Lara & Mike Cunningham (1) Marcia & Alan Director (2) Gigi & David Ditz (1) Julie & Wayne Drinkward (6) Sally & Cecil Drinkward (4) Kirby & Carl Dyess (2) Kirby & Carl Dyess/OHSU Endowment (1) Carol & Scott Ehlen (1) Ann & Ron Emmerson (3) Ann & Ron Emmerson/OSU Engineering Endowment (1) ESCO Foundation (1) ESI, Inc. (1) The Fairway Fund given by Susan & George Swindells (3) The Fairway Fund Endowed Scholar (3) The Fairway Fund/OHSU Endowment (2) The Fairway Fund/UO Endowment Nancy & Dodd Fischer (3) Nancy & Dodd Fischer/OSU Forestry Endowment (2) Sally & Jerry Fish (1) Joan Foley & Per Jarnberg (4) Pam & Scott Gibson (1) Barbara Giesy (1) Barbara Giesy/OHSU Nursing Endowment (1) Sheila & Mike Goodwin (2) Jane & Joe Gray (2) Laurie & Gary Griff (1) Hilary & Price Gripekoven (1) Nancy Haigwood (1) Missy Vaux Hall (3) Karen & Frank Halvorsen (1) Cheryl Hammond (3) Janis & Bob Harrison (3) Julie & Bill Headley (1) Judith Hawes Holmes (5) HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. (1) Sharon & Henry Hewitt (4) Sharon & Henry/OHSU Endowment (1) Sue Hitselberger (2) Mary Hudgens (1) Anne & Peter Jarvis (3) Jensen Investment Management (1) Donna Jordan (1) Kate Joseph & Tom Murrray (2) Jean & Rich Josephson (3) Jean & Rich Josephson/OSU Engineering Endowment (1)
Jill Josselyn (1) Jill Josselyn Endowment (3) Jill Josselyn/UO/ Chemistry Endowment (1) Pat Karamanos (1) Kristen & Michael Kern (1) Shirley Kuse (1) James R. Kuse Family Foundation (4) Judy Lanfri (1) Marilyn & John Lindgren (1) Elisabeth & Peter Lyon (5) Ronnie Macdonald (3) Cyndy & Edward Maletis (2) Ellen & Chuck McClure (1) Suzanne & Bernie McGrath (2) Suzanne & Bernie McGrath/OSU Science Endowment (1) Laurie Meigs (5) Lila G. Miller Foundation (4) Geri & John Miner (1) Jerry Nudelman (1) Sharon & Mike Nugent (2) Caron & Larry Ogg (3) Caron & Larry Ogg Endowed Scholar (3) Caron & Larry Ogg/OSU CEOAS Endowment (2) Caron & Larry Ogg Family/OSU Engineering Endowment Caron & Larry Ogg Family/OHSU SOM Endowment OHSU Basic Science Department (1) OHSU Department of Radiation Health Medicine (3) Patty Pedersen (4) Liz Perkins (1) Adrianne & Lee Peterson (3) Portland General Electric (2) Lynn & Steve Pratt (8) Bettsy & Wally Preble (3) Precision Castparts (1) Jean & Ralph Quinsey (2) Lee & Ron Ragen (2) Ed & Beth Ray/OSU Graduate School Endowment (1) Julie & William Reiersgaard (2) Pat Reser (3) Ellen & Mark Richardson (3) Marilyn & Bob Ridgley (3) Roche/ARCS Foundation (3) Dianne Rodway & John Becker (2) Mary Martin & Richard Rosenberg (3) Mary Martin Rosenberg Endowed Scholar (1) Sara & Bob Rothschild (1) Deanne & Dick Rubinstein (4) Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (7) Arlene Schnitzer (1) The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer/CARE Foundation (2) Mary Lou & Chuck Schrader (1) Barbara & Philip Silver (3) Barbara & Philip Silver Endowed Scholar (3) Barbara & Philip Silver/OSU Ag Science Endowment (2) Barbara & Philip Silver/OHSU SOM/SON Endowment Susan & Bill Smith (6) Alice Wanke Stephens (2) Cornelia & William Stevens (3) Stimson Lumber (1) Pam Strickfaden & Mike Pittman (2) Gretchen Sturm (1) Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust (1) Shelley & Joe Voboril (2) Walsh Construction (1) Becky Warner (1) Patti Warner (1) Anne & Scott Weaver (1) Wells Fargo Bank (1) Barbara Wilkinson & Peter Rapp (1) Jean & Rick Wills (2) Leslie & Mark Workman (12) Anne & Jung Yoo (1)
Elizabeth Holzenthal - Civil and Construction Engineering, OSU
"I really can't begin to describe how much the support of my donor (Alexander's) has meant to me. The generosity of them, their family, and ARCS has enabled me to support myself without having to worry about occasional financial burdens. However, what has made an even greater impact on me is how enthusiastic and curious ARCS members are about graduate level scientific study. It means so much to be able to share my goals, my struggles and my achievements with a group who cares. Your authenticity and kindness I will never forget."
Michael Berry, MD-PhD Candidate, OHSU
“Science and medicine is a long and difficult road that can feel daunting much of the time. When I got the email offer for the scholar award I was at the end of an intensive three- month study review period and one week away from my medical licensing exam. I was tired and downtrodden and wondering why I chose to pursue something as painful and competitive as medicine. However, receiving this scholar award was recognition of my commitment to scientific discovery and my small contribution to the improvement of health care. It gave me the confidence to keep going at a time when I really needed it.”
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.