By supporting ARCS Foundation Oregon you make a difference for a student, research at a university, and impact America's future. ARCS Oregon Chapter offers an opportunity to sponsor students at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Oregon (UO). Please contact us for more information.
Your Gift of an ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award
Allows our Oregon State research universities to compete with peer institutions throughout the U.S. to recruit and retain top PhD candidates who are the next generation problem solvers in science, engineering and medical research.
Brings future scientists to Oregon labs as they bring excitement and energy to the painstaking bench work that triggers innovation and stimulates discovery.
Serves as a catalyst to building scientific and technological capacity, the primary engine of economic growth.
Provides donors the opportunity for a relationship with students and faculty at our research universities.
About an ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award
Each ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter Scholar Award of $18,000 funds one student over a three-year period at OHSU, OSU, or UO. Two or three donors may jointly support an ARCS Scholar Award.
The students receive $6,000 each year for three years.
ARCS Scholar Awards provide flexible and unrestricted funding
ARCS Scholars must be U.S. citizens and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Scholar Awards may be funded by check or appreciated securities. To request more information about sponsoring a Scholar Award please EMAIL us.
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Susan Cooper, PhD - Chemistry, UO
"The ARCS Scholar Award enabled me to be a visiting scholar in Denmark to learn techniques for which there was no expertise at my University. Not only did the ARCS scholar award propel my research forward but having such a large community of amazing women cheering you on while working towards your PhD makes a big difference during the most stressful times in graduate school."
Tyler Hulett, PhD -Immunno-Oncology, OHSU
"Getting a PhD is a financially stressful adventure - you get to work on inspiring projects but are getting paid less than the average barista. The ARCS award helped give me enough of a financial buffer to pay off my undergrad loans end not worry about whether I'd be able to pay the rent or survive an emergency expense. It's hard to say thank you enough."
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.