Facts at a Glance

ARCS Foundation Atlanta
Facts at a Glance (2020-2021)


2020-2021 ARCS Atlanta Chapter Profile

Incorporated in 1992
Chapter membership includes 106 Active members, 28 Associate members and 2 Honorary members.
Four approved colleges and universities – Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and the University of Georgia
Endowment balance (at June 30, 2020) – $509,958


2020-2021 ARCS Atlanta Chapter Scholar Awards

$344,500 in Scholar Awards distributed to 44 scholars at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and the University of Georgia
Currently supporting 36 Ph.D. scholars and 8 undergraduate scholars


1992 - June 30, 2021 Cumulative ARCS Atlanta Chapter Scholar Awards

Over $6 million granted for over 900 individual Scholar Awards (1992 - June 30, 2021)

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ARCS Foundation, Inc.

Incorporated in 1958, there over 1,300 ARCS Foundation members  in 15 chapters across the United States.

Since 1958, ARCS Foundstion has provided more than 10,000 Scholar Awards totalling over $100 million


ARCS Foundation, Inc. Recipient Colleges and Universities

Atlanta                          Emory University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Morehouse College; University of Georgia

Colorado                       Colorado School of Mines; Colorado State University; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; University of Colorado, Denver; University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Honolulu                        University of Hawaii, Manoa

Illinois                            Illinois Institute of Technology; Loyola University; Northwestern University; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Los Angeles                  California Institute of Technology; Harvey Mudd College; Pomona College; University of California at Los Angeles; University of Southern California

Metro Washington     George Washington University; Georgetown University; Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland; University of Virginia

Minnesota                    University of Minnesota

Northern California    San Francisco State University; Stanford University; University of California at Berkeley; University of California at Davis; University of California at San Francisco; University of California at Santa Cruz

Orange County             University of California at Irvine

Oregon                           Oregon Health & Science University; Oregon State University; University of Oregon

Phoenix                         Arizona State University; Northern Arizona University; University of Arizona

Pittsburgh                    Carnegie Mellon University; University of Pittsburgh; Penn State University

San Diego                     San Diego State University; The Scripps Research Institute; University of California at San Diego; University of San Diego

Seattle                           University of Washington; Washington State University


ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter: https://atlanta.arcsfoundation.org/

ARCS Foundation, Inc: https://www.arcsfoundation.org/

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 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.

Thanks from Scholar Kevin Yehl

"I was very fortunate to be selected as one of this year's ARCS scholars... I plan to pursue an academic career in chemistry... Your support will allow me to continue my biomedical research in developing novel strateigies to treat drug resistant cancers and cardiovascular diseases... Again, thank you so much for your support of the sciences and post graduate education, both of which are very important in keeping America competitive..."