With Gratitude To Our Endowed Named Scholar Award Donors
Named Endowment Donors
Through the extraordinary generosity of the donors below, the Oregon Chapter has been able to establish three (3) Named Endowed Scholar Awards in perpetuity. The number indicates how many scholars have been funded.
The Fairway Fund Endowed Scholar Award (2)
Caron and Larry Ogg Endowed Scholar Award (2)
Barbara and Philip Silver Endowed Scholar Award (2)
University Matched Endowments
This is a new matching fund strategy that creates endowments to fund ARCS Scholar Awards in perpetuity. 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. Seven (7) university matched endowments (UME) have been established.
The Anderson Family ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award Endowment (UO - Biology)
The Dyess Family ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award Endowed Fund (OHSU - School of Medicine)
The Fairway Fund ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award Endowed Fund (OHSU - School of Medicine)
The Nancy and Dodd Fischer ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award Endowment (OSU - Forestry)
The Giesy Family ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award Endowed Fund (OHSU - School of Nursing)
The Caron and Larry Ogg ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award Endowment (OSU - Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences)
The Silver Scholar Award ARCS Foundation Oregon Endowment (OSU - Ag Science)
To celebrate a milestone in Oregon Chapter's history, a fund named "The 10th Anniversary Scholar Award" was established in May 2014. A majority of members contributed to the fund to support scholars in perpetuity.
Photo courtesy of Andie Petkus
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.