The ARCS Foundation was founded in 1958 with a unique vision of what America needs to remain technologically strong and internationally competitive. The ARCS Foundation is investing in the future of America by providing scholarship support to academically talented students majoring in the fields of Natural Science, Medicine, and Engineering.
As our country struggles with the questions of how to prevent and cure disease, protect our fragile planet, secure peace and economic prosperity among nations, and fully understand the nature of the universe, the implications for American science are clear. Our goal is to continue to increase the amount of college scholarship funds dedicated to the natural sciences, medicine and engineering.
The Phoenix Chapter was chartered in 1975, and has provided 590 scholarships to date in support of outstanding graduate students attending Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. To qualify for an ARCS scholarship, a student must have an excellent scholastic record, proven ability in a scientific field, and be a citizen of the United States.