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 by Dr. Bud Peterson, President, Georgia Tech.

Some Words from our Academic Partners

Emory University President, Claire E Sterk“As a leading research university, Emory University attracts and competes for the best and most promising doctoral students. These students are tomorrow’s leaders— creative, determined, and innovative. The generous and empowering support of ARCS Foundation enriches the lives and development of these students and helps pave the way for them to make discoveries that will change lives for the better. On behalf of Emory University, I would like to thank ARCS Foundation for another year of outstanding partnership.


Claire E. Sterk 
President, Emory University



“Thanks to the pioneering women of the ARCS Foundation and the sponsorships they have offered to thousands of our country’s top undergraduate and graduate students, 9 of 10 ARCS Scholars after they graduate are hard at work in their sponsored fields launching startup companies, devising new technologies, and expanding our knowledge. Since 1992, GeorgiaTech’s ARCS Scholars have been the recipients of more than $1.9 million from the ARCS Atlanta Chapter.Today, we celebrate 17 graduate students receiving ARCS Scholar awards, and we offer our deep 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 125 high achieving science and mathematics majors at Morehouse for over 26 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:

  • Chemistry
  • Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS)
  • Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH)

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 Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)
  • George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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 Science and Mathematics

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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School supported:

  • Paul D. Coverdell Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (BHSI)

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.


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 Scholar Laura Redmond

"I want to thank you again for supporting my career development, and I look forward to encouraging the development of future scientists as an ARCS Scholar Alum."

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..."