The Oregon Chapter annually supports about 22-25 first-year PhD candidates through proceeds from endowed funds, donors and chapter fundraising. In November, the Fund Development Committee determines the number of scholar awards to be awarded and in January the Allocations Committee determines how many awards will be designated to each university and program/department. Major donors may designate a preferred university.
The chapter president notifies the universities regarding how many awards will be available for each of the approved programs. Each university establishes Scholar Selection Committees for the purpose of managing ARCS Oregon allocation.
ARCS Oregon expects awards to be used primarily for recruitment unless otherwise approved by ARCS Oregon.
ARCS Oregon members do not review candidates records or interview and evaluate the candidates for the Scholar Awards.
To be eliglble to receive an ARCS Scholar Award, candidates must:
be a U.S. citizen
have a minimum entering GPA of 3.5
be enrolled full-time, majoring in fields of science, engineering or medical research
As unrestricted awards, funds may be used in any way that advances scholars' research.
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.