ARCS Scholar Awards

ARCS Seattle Chapter awards $17,500 over three years in unrestricted support to each ARCS Scholar, supporting their scientific education and research. Funds raised today will support future ARCS Scholar Awards and programs at the UW and WSU. To learn more about supporting ARCS through Named ARCS Scholar Awards, Endowed ARCS Scholar Awards, Planned & Estate gifts, and other types of giving, you may contact Jennifer Gill at See below for details on how to give today to support ARCS Foundation!



Washington Research Foundation donates $1.65 million to support ARCS Foundation graduate students at the University of Washington and Washington State University

Vascular dysfunction. Ice melt in Antarctica. Chronic liver disease. ARCS Foundation Scholars are finding solutions to these problems – and many more -- with the support of Washington Research Foundation (WRF). And thanks to the foundation’s most recent gift, emerging scientists at the University of Washington and Washington State University will be supported for years to come.

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) recently donated $1.65 million to support ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter endowments held at the UW and WSU, with the intention to fund annual ARCS scholar awards at both universities in perpetuity. 

This gift deepens WRF’s long-standing commitment to supporting graduate students who conduct transformative research with potential for real-world impact in natural sciences and engineering. WRF seeks to cultivate the talents of outstanding, early career researchers in Washington state so their work may benefit the public through innovative discovery that leads to new products, services, or practices. Since 1996, WRF has supported 132 ARCS scholars at the UW and WSU through a combination of endowed and annual contributions. Continue reading this article here.


Watch our 2021 Annual Luncheon Video linked here to learn more the impact your support brings to STEM education and research in Washington.







An Important Message from the Seattle Chapter Board

ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter stands in solidarity with the Black community. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Over the past months, we have witnessed millions of people filling the streets throughout the country demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and locally Manuel Ellis, along with many others who have lost their lives due to police brutality and systemic racism. This is a reality we must not normalize or accept. Black Lives Matter. These senseless deaths and the division within our country sickens us. We can no longer look away or remain silent about the devastating effect of structural and systemic racism, laid bare by the current social, economic and health crisis in our country.  COVID-19 continues to rise at disproportionate rates for people of color. We must do better.  It will take hard work, but we are willing to listen and be part of the solution. For over 40 years, our mission of advancing science and technology in the United States has allowed us to support thousands of outstanding graduate students studying to complete degrees in sciences, engineering and medical research. We commit to use this platform to be a catalyst to create lasting change.