Become a Member

Members of ARCS Foundation Atlanta are philanthropic women committed to advancing science in America. Women who join our Chapter do so to contribute to the support of outstanding students at Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and the University of Georgia. ARCS Foundation Atlanta is one of 16 ARCS Foundation Chapters nationwide. The Atlanta Chapter currently has approximately 150 members dedicated to making a difference in students’ lives and in the future of America.

Each year there are a variety of educational events for our members, each designed to provide interesting experiences and learning opportunities regarding science and technology in our area. The highlight of our year is the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon held in November. It is a time to honor our scholars and the donors who support them. 

Member Benefits

  • Make a difference in the life of an outstanding American student.
  • Attend events that include behind-the-scenes visits to sites of cutting-edge scientific and technological research.
  • Meet ARCS Scholars, scientists and university faculty.
  • Develop friendships with the women leaders in ARCS Foundation.

The Membership Process

Membership in ARCS Foundation Atlanta is by invitation. Members sponsor women who have expressed an interest in scholars, science and technology. To download the application for membership and accompanying sponsors' endorsement forms, click here. The submission deadline is May 31.

Thanks from Scholar Kira Newman

"I can only begin to express how grateful I am for the freedom to pursue an independent line of research without having to worry about how I will pay for the necessary lab supplies or training. This award is allowing me to answer broader and more valuable questions than I had previously thought possible... Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity, and belief in my potential as a scientist."

Thanks from Alum Alejandro Toriella, PhD, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech

Thank you very much for your support.  It meant a lot.  I had the opportunity to return to Tech as a faculty member last year.  I’m very happy to be back and hope I can advise a future ARCS scholar soon!

Thanks from Alum Courtney Pollard, III, MD, PhD, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore

Let me start by saying how thankful I am for being selected as an ARCS scholar.  I consider it one of my greatest achievements thus far and I am immensely proud to count myself as one of the amazing group of students that your organization selected to receive this award.  I want you ladies to know you are doing an outstanding job!  You all are embarked on a truly altruistic endeavor and it is my fervent prayer that this organization thrives for years to come.