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The Oregon Chapter’s Recognizing Genius Scholar Awards Luncheon is held in the fall. At this event, students receive their three-year ARCS Foundation Portland award and can meet with donors, guests, university faculty and Chapter members.

The Recognizing Genius Scholar Awards Luncheon features prominent speakers in the sciences and education. Dr. Craig Barrett, retired CEO and chairman of the board of Intel Corporation, was the keynote speaker at the 2011 luncheon. He is an advocate for improving education in the United States and around the world, and a spokesman for the value of technology in raising global social and economic standards. At the 2010 luncheon, William Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke on “Making a Difference: The Value of Philanthropy in Education.” Click on Oregon Chapter's Signature Event to learn more.

Please contact the Oregon Chapter at portland@arcsfoundation.org if you are interested in underwriting opportunities for the Recognizing Genius Scholar Awards Luncheon, or simply download the Scholar Awards Luncheon Sponsor Levels and Benefits Form or the Sponsor Confirmation Form.

Aaron Wortham – The Dodd & Nancy Fischer Scholar

“The ARCS scholar award was one of the decisive factors in my decision to study cancer biology at Oregon Health and Science University. As an ARCS scholar, I have had many irreplaceable experiences, including the opportunity to share my research with members of the community.”

Sarah Oman – The Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. Scholar

“ARCS has meant more to me than the financial security that allowed me to never worry about graduate student loans. It has provided an amazing opportunity to connect with community members whose only wish is to provide a means for rising scientists and engineers to get ahead in this world.  ARCS donors are selfless, caring men and women and I feel immensely honored to be able to get to know them over the past three years.  Thank you to everyone who has been a part of ARCS and helped so many college graduates make a better life for themselves.”

Kevin Murphy - ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar

"With such an investment of time and energy, in the face of many challenges, a graduate student occasionally faces doubts about their ability to cut graduate school and about their work in the lab.  I am no exception.  But earning the recognition of such a wonderful group of generous women as ARCS bolsters me.  I am so encouraged by your unwavering support, your sincere enthusiasm for the work I do.  I am committed to repaying such kindness by producing great scientific research that will, I believe, have direct implications for medicine, particularly in the treatment of such debilitating neurological maladies such as Parkinson's Disease and schizophrenia.  Your generosity and warmth are greatly appreciated."