A named ARCS Foundation Oregon Endowment supports a scholar award at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, or University of Oregon forever. By establishing an endowment you can leave a legacy by giving a gift today that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Foundation scholars permanently into the future.
University Matched Endowments
The minimum amount to establish a University Matched Endowment at OHSU, OSU, or UO is $100,000 (given by the donor).
The three research universities supported by ARCS Oregon, OHSU, OSU, and UO, currently allocate matching funds of $50,000.
An endowment may bear your name or the name of someone you choose to honor.
The endowment funds a scholar in an approved ARCS Foundation Oregon department at the university designated by the Donor.
University Matched Endowment Agreements have been written and approved by ARCS Oregon board and our university partners.
Management of Endowments at the Universities
The endowment is invested and managed by our university partners (OHSU, OSU and UO). The endowments are 3-way agreements between:
♦ The Donor
♦ ARCS Foundation Oregon
♦ The respective university (OHSU, OSU, or UO)
Once the endowment is established, each individual endowment maintains a separate identity but is pooled with all university endowments for investment purposes.
The goal of an established endowment is to fund scholar awards from its investment returns. The ARCS Foundation Oregon Scholar Award funds an aggregate of $18,000 payable over 3 years.
Each university will provide an annual report on the endowment status and activity to the Donor.
An endowed Scholar Award may be funded by check or appreciated securities. To request more information about sponsoring an Endowed Scholar Award please EMAIL us.
Photo courtesy of Andie Petkus
Sydney Weber Boutros, ARCS Scholar, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
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.