ARCS Scholars are selected annually by qualifying departments of science, engineering and medical research within ARCS Foundation’s 51 academic partner universities and colleges. ARCS Foundation neither solicits nor accepts applications from potential ARCS Scholars. Our academic partners identify and select ARCS Scholars who meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be enrolled in a full-time degree-granting program, majoring in fields of science, engineering or medical research; and
  • have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

ARCS Foundation Chapters fund ARCS Scholars through their academic partners, and each ARCS Scholar enters into an agreement with the funding Chapter prior to receiving a scholar award.  Please note that scholar awards are not made to post-doctorate fellows or to post-graduate early career researchers.

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