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 Science, Engineering, and Medical Research.
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 nation's current needs clearly indicate that our country cannot remain competitive in the global economy of the 21st century without supporting intellectual resources.
The Phoenix Chapter was chartered in 1975, and has provided 784 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.