Thank you for visiting our website.   ARCS Foundation supports and nurtures future scientific leaders and innovators.  In partnership with our renown research universities, ARCS Seattle Chapter works to ensure Washington attracts and retains the brightest and most curious minds as they launch the next stage in their academic journeys.  It is our privilege to provide necessary unrestricted financial support allowing them to focus on the path ahead, to discover and deliver advancements across our nation and globe. By contributing to industry, academia, and other areas of service, ARCS Scholars are impacting our world for the better.  We invite you to join us in supporting students  by providing fellowships to PhD and MD/PhD scholars in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Since 1978, the dedicated women of the Seattle Chapter, provided over $21.2 million in fellowships to multiple departments in the University of Washington and Washington State University. In addition to our financial support, the Seattle Chapter ARCS women mentor our Fellows, and provide connections to other ARCS scholars across the state and nation.  We hope our support and  our interest in them  fuels their passion and provides freedom and confidence to tackle some of the most critical problems facing our planet; including, such as climate change, global health issues – both (human and animal), and sustainable agriculture. We believe their scientific research can lead to ground breaking discoveries changing the future and keeping Washington in the forefront of global technological and scientific innovation.

We are thrilled to support these young scientists.  Please contact us if you wish to learn more about joining our supporting us in our mission to advance science in America.  It is a fascinating and fun opportunity we would love to share with you.

Margaret Niver McGann

President, Seattle Chapter ARCS Foundation

Margaret Niver McGann

Past President
Sarah Dunnam Watts

MA Sangeorzan
Valerie Voss

Co-VP/Communications & Corporate Secretary
Polly Kenefick
Diena Mann

Erin Moyer
Tina Neiders

Kristin Kenefick

Laura Bailey
Missy Zumwalt

Alden Garrett
Margaret Breen

Co-VP/University Relations
Kitti Lile
Rhea Coler

Long-range Planning
Gail Ransom
Mary Kerr

Director of Nominations
Marcia McGreevy Lewis