A named ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter Endowment supports a scholar at either the University of Washington or Washington State University in perpetuity. By establishing an endowment you can leave a legacy by giving a gift today that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Scholars long into the future.
ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter Endowment
The minimum amount required to establish an ARCS endowment at either the University of Washington or Washington State University is $150,000.
An endowment may bear your name or the name of someone you choose to honor.
Your endowment funds a Scholar in an approved ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter department at the designated university.
Management of Endowments at the Universities
Endowment funds are managed by our partner universities, the UW and WSU. An endowment is a 3-way agreement among the university (either the UW or WSU), ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter, and the donor. Once established, each individual endowment maintains a separate identity but is pooled with other endowments for investment purposes.
The goal of establishing an endowment is to fund scholar awards from its investment returns.
To date, 63 endowments have been established at the two institutions, and over 50 academic departments are funded at the UW and WSU.
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Kirk A. Schulz, PhD, President of Washington State University
"With the support of ARCS Foundation, we have been able to provide assistance to some of our most talented doctoral students, allowing them to focus on the important challenges before them."
Ana Mari Cauce, PhD, President of University of Washington
"ARCS Foundation is a vital partner of the University of Washington as we seek to recruit the very best graduate students in the sciences and engineering."
Lee Huntsman, PhD, UW President Emeritus, Professor Emeritus
"The evidence is clear; ARCS Foundation and its mission, energy, and principles have led to a record of outstanding stewardship. ARCS Scholar Award donations are used very wisely and with high impact."