Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship

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Purpose

The ARCS competitive scholarship rewards excellence in research. Selection is based primarily on the exceptional promise of the nominee to make a significant contribution to the advancement of science, and to the material and intellectual welfare of all people.

Eligibility

  • Outstanding PhD students entering years 1-5
  • US citizens
  • Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Bioengineering, Biological and Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Epidemiology and Translational Science, Neuroscience, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics, TETRAD
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Programs are encouraged to nominate previous ARCS Scholars for repeat awards.

Support

  • Twelve awards
  • $16,000 stipend over a nine month period (September-May)
  • The award does not include tuition or fees.

Donor/sponsor

Funding for the ARCS Scholarship is provided through a grant from the ARCS Foundation, whose mission is to advance science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. Visit the ARCS Foundation website to find out more. The Graduate Division and our students are grateful for this generous support.

Awardees

2016-2017

Sarah Ackley – Epidemiology and Translational Science
Jeremy Bancroft Brown – Bioengineering
Benjamin Barad – Biophysics
Candace Britton – TETRAD
Lauren Byrnes – Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Witney Chen – Neuroscience
Stephanie Holden – Neuroscience
Jean Kim – Bioengineering
Charles Anthony Seller – TETRAD
Lucas Smith – Biomedical Sciences
Adrienne Stormo – Biomedical Sciences



To learn more about how this and other internal fellowships are awarded, visit the Internal Fellowships page.



Pictured above, l-r: Stephanie Holden, Lauren Byrnes, Jeremy Bancroft Brown, Candace Britton, and Ben Barad (photo by Jeannine Cuevas)