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ARCS Foundation Atlanta Receives $22,500 Grant from The UPS Founation for Scholar Support

Atlanta, Georgia, July 31,2015 --- ARCS Foundation Atlanta recently received a $22,500 grant from the UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The UPS donation of $22,500 will be used to support an Atlanta Chapter ARCS Foundation Ph.D. candidate for 3 years.  The scholar will be studying in a top ranked program at a partner university in an area of research related to environmental sustainability or safety.

According to Jane Dolinger, ARCS Foundation Atlanta President, "To keep America competitive in the global market place, we must increase the number of highly trained and skilled STEM scientists. ARCS Foundation is one of very few organizations devoted to this goal. The grant provided by The UPS Foundation affirms the support of corporate America to our organization and our mission."

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues.  In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving:  volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

In 2014, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $104.2 million in charitable giving around the world.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support ARCS Foundation Atlanta’s efforts to keep America competitive by supporting outstanding scholars,” said Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation.  “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

ARCS Foundation is a national, all-female membership organization dedicated to keeping America competitive by raising money for scholar support for America’s brightest and best students in the STEM Sciences. Since 1958, the organization has awarded more than $91 million to more than 9,000 students. ARCS Scholars have produced thousands of research publications and patents, secured billions in grant funding, started science related companies, and played a significant role in teaching and mentoring young people in the STEM pipeline.

ARCS Foundation Atlanta, founded in 1992, is one of 16 nationally affiliated chapters and supports scholars at 4 academic partner institutions including Georgia Tech, Emory, University of Georgia and  Morehouse College.  In 2014, we supported 45 scholars for a total of $345,000 in funding.