Academic Partners


ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter being recognized as one of Georgia Tech's most generous benefactors and welcomed into the The Hill Society of Georgia Tech.

Some Words from our Academic Partners

“Emory attracts some of the best and most promising doctoral students in the nation. These students are already making significant contributions to research and discovery and are rising leaders in their fields. Our academic community is enriched with them at Emory. My sincerest thanks to the ARCS Foundation for another year of this important partnership.” 



Gregory L. Fenves
President, Emory University

Emory University and Laney Graduate School honor ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter donors and celebrate the accomplishments of our ARCS Atlanta Scholars:



“Success is seldom a one-person effort.  Thanks to the vision and generosity of the ARCS Foundation, thousands of our country's top undergraduate and graduate students have the resources they need to excel academically and then work in their sponsored fields, launching start-up companies, devising new technologies, and expanding our knowledge.  Since 1992, Georgia Tech’s ARCS Scholars have been the recipients of more than $2.2 million from the ARCS Atlanta Chapter.  Along with the student scholars, we offer our gratitude to the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter, whose transformative philanthropy continues to enable our very best graduate students to realize their great potential.”

Angel Cabrera
President, Georgia Institute of Technology


“ARCS scholar awards have supported the scholarly efforts of over 140 high achieving science and mathematics majors at Morehouse for over 30 years. It is an honor that each year one student will receive the prestigious Glenn Morehouse Leadership Award, recognizing both outstanding scholarship and demonstrated leadership skills. Building future leaders of the country is an important goal of the college.  Through its support for both undergraduate and graduate students who aspire to careers in science or mathematics, ARCS Foundation is making a major contribution to increasing the number of American citizens who pursue careers in STEM. And, for that we are truly grateful.”


David A. Thomas
President, Morehouse College


"The University of Georgia is pleased to be a recipient of ARCS Foundation support for graduate students in the biomedical and health sciences. These prestigious awards not only provide significant and flexible direct financial support to the award winners during their training period, but also create invaluable life-long connections to the ARCS Foundation membership."



Dr. Jere Morehead
President, University of Georgia






Our Academic Partners

Emory University 

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Departments and Schools supported:

James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies

  • Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS)
  • Department of Chemistry Doctoral Program
  • Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Doctoral Program

Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH)

Walter H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Emory University is a private research university founded in 1836. The school’s motto is “Cor prudentis possidebit scientiam - The wise heart seeks knowledge.”

Emory is ranked 21st among national universities in U.S. News & World Report. 


Georgia Institute of Technology 

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Schools supported:

  • Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University (BME)
  • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
  • College of Computing (CC)
  • School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE)
  • School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics
  • E. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)
  • George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Interdisciplinary schools supported:

  • Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (jointly sponsored by the College of Computing, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the School of Mathematics)
  • Bioinformatics (spans six academic units within the College of Engineering, College of Science, and College of Computing)
  • Quantitative Biosciences (50 participating program faculty representing six participating Schools within the College of Sciences)

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university founded in 1885. The school’s motto is “Progress and Service.”
Georgia Tech is consistently ranked among the best universities in the United States and the world.

Morehouse College 

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Department supported:

  • Division of Life Science and the Division of Mathematics and Computational Sciences

Morehouse College is a private, all-male, historically black college founded in 1867. The school’s motto is “Et Facta Est Lux - And there was light.”
The school is ranked in the Top tier among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

University of Georgia 

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Departments supported:

  • Animal and Dairy Science (College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Bioinformatics (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Cellular Biology (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Chemistry (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Chemical, Materials & Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)
  • Ecology (School of Ecology)
  • Environmental Health Science (College of Public Health)
  • Genetics (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Infectious Diseases (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Microbiology (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Large Animal Medicine (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Neuroscience (Office of Research)
  • Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences (College of Pharmacy)
  • Plant Biology (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Physiology & Pharmacology (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Population Health (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Toxicology (Graduate School)

Previously approved Departments currently not being funded:

Computer Science (Department of Computer Science), Entomology (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences), Epidemiology & Biostatistics (College of Public Health), Food & Nutrition (College of Family & Consumer Sciences), Food Science & Technology (College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences), Mathematics (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences), Pathology (College of Veterinary Medicine), Physics (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences), Small Animal Medicine (College of Veterinary Medicine), Statistics (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences), Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

The University of Georgia is a public research university founded in 1785.  It is the oldest of the state’s institutions of higher learning and one of several schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. The school’s motto is “et docere et rerum exquirere causas - To teach and to inquire into the nature of things.” BHSI is ranked in the top 50 science institutes by U.S. News and World Report.