Deadline: ARCS Foundation Scholarship

Monday, Nov 26, 2012

PTYS students: Please let Department Head (Tim Swindle) know if you plan to apply. Contact Mary in Kuiper 317 for application.

The ARCS Foundation has put a call out for outstanding scholars to apply for the ARCS Foundation Scholarship for 2013-14. The award consists of $9,000 stipend ($7,000 from ARCS and $2,000 from colleges), full tuition and a $500 annual travel grant from the Graduate College. The award may extend up to 3 years, however awarded students must re-apply annually. A Graduate College selection committee will review and select up to 35 applications to be forwarded to the ARCS Foundation Scholarship Committee for consideration of award. Number of awards range from 18 to 20.

As you may know, the ARCS® Foundation members are a group of women philanthropists interested in advancing science and technology nationwide since the mid 1950’s. The Phoenix Chapter alone has provided over 4 million dollars to Scholars at UA, ASU, and NAU. This is a rare opportunity for budding scientists and engineers to learn how to present and interact with donors.

Student Criteria

U.S. citizen only

well developed research focus in the science and engineering fields and a strong commitment to complete his or her doctoral degree

at least 2 to 3 years remaining until completion of degree as the ARCS Foundation members and donors like to “mentor” the selected awardees from year to year

3.5 or higher GPA

strong letter of recommendation from faculty advisor (highlight research, communication, entrepreneurially skills and/or accomplishments –speak about the student as a gifted scientist or engineer and as a person)