ARCS Foundation Scholars are well known throughout academia and industry for their contributions to American innovation and entrepreneurship. They’re also known for their commitment to mentoring young people with an interest in science and math, toward ensuring the robust STEM pipeline that’s essential to America’s future.
THE ARCS AWARD IS UNIQUE
ARCS awards are made directly to scientists pursuing advanced degrees in science, engineering and medical research. Selected in consultation with uppermost ranked departments at ARCS academic partner universities, ARCS award recipients decide how best to use award funds to pursue their academic and research goals.
Funding is increasingly rare for promising minds in earlier career stages, and flexible grants like the ARCS award enable the confidence, creativity and innovation that is essential to success.
Results from a 2013 survey of ARCS award recipients show that 89% of all ARCS scholars believe the ARCS award to be of significant or extremely significant importance to them during their education. In many cases, the award was decisive to a student’s ability to continue his/her studies. 63% stated that the award was significant or extremely significant in its eventual contribution to their future careers in academia, industry, social impact and government.
in their own words