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.  Please click on "ARCS ATL:Membership Chair" to contact the Membership Chair to discuss sponsoring a prospective member.  The submission deadline is May 31.

Thanks from Alum Collette Miller, Postdoctoral Fellow at US Environmental Protection Agency

"Thank you all for reaching out and the support over the years. It's been a rocky few years following the passing of my doctoral research mentor a few weeks prior to my dissertation defense. Trying to rebound from his loss, finishing my dissertation, and figuring out where to go from there was challenging to say the least ... Thank you again for your support. Honestly I did not know how much I would have ended up relying on the generous gift that the Atlanta Chapter of ARCS Foundation provided when it was first received. However, it was vital in helping me launch a new chapter in my career when I found my plans collapse when my mentor passed. Again, THANK YOU!"

Thanks from Alum Tim Sampson, Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech

I am immensely grateful to the ARCS Foundation and Turner Enterprises for making my award possible. I am honored to have been part of the talented and promising group of young researchers from the Atlanta-area!

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!