ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter Facts 2017-2018

ARCS Foundation awards fellowships to US citizens pursuing PhD degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

  • Recipient schools: the University of Washington and Washington State University
  • What does ARCS stand for? Achievement Rewards for College Scientists
  • Must a Fellow be a US citizen? Yes. ARCS National Foundation was founded in 1958 to strengthen science in America.
  • How many fellowships does ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter sponsor at the UW? 120
  • How many fellowships does ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter sponsor at WSU? 35
  • Total fellowships for both universities: 155 Fellows
  • How much did we award this year in fellowships? $920,000
  • How are Fellows selected? Universities select and recruit Fellows
  • In 2008, ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter was honored as a UW Presidential Laureate with donations exceeding $10M
  • In 2009, WSU awarded ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter Silver Laureate Status recognizing gifts over $1 million dollars.
  • ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter funds 36 departments at The University of Washington.
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  • ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter funds 11 departments at Washington State University.
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  • How much is a fellowship? $17,500 paid out at $7,500 the first year and $5,000 for each of the two succeeding years.
  • How many years is a fellowship? 3 years
  • What year was ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter founded? 1978
  • When did ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter start supporting WSU? 2000
  • How many fellows has ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter supported since its founding? 1,220
  • How much has ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter given to fellowships since its founding? $17.2M
  • How much is an endowment? $100,000 minimum contribution
  • How many endowments does ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter have? 51
  • What is the amount ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter has invested in endowments? Nearly $10.5 million
  • How many endowments are the UW? 43/Total $9,070,019
  • How many endowments are at WSU? 8/Total  $1,365,155
  • How many members are on the board? 24
  • How many ARCS Foundation chapters are there? 15
  • What are corporate sponsorship levels? $25,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500
  • How many ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter members are there? 65 active members
  • Who are ARCS Foundation staff? Jennifer Arnold, Director of Operations