ARCS Scholar Awards

Fellowship details

Application Status
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Open
Deadline
06/28/2024
Amount
$10,000 Stipend
Period of Funding
$5K per year for 2 years
Citizenship Requirements
U.S. Citizen

Overview

ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation, Inc. is a unique, nonprofit, national volunteer organization of women dedicated to providing scholarships to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete their degrees in science, medicine and engineering, thereby contributing to the worldwide advancement of science and technology.

Orange County ARCS Chapter: https://orange-county.arcsfoundation.org/

Award Information

$5,000 stipend per year for two years. Continued funding is contingent upon enrollment and satisfactory academic progress towards a PhD degree, and presentations at annual awards dinner.

Important Dates

Students should check with their schools for internal deadlines and procedures before submitting any materials. Schools submit their selected scholar packets to Graduate Division by the deadline below:

School Nomination Deadline: June 28,2024

Eligibility Criteria

Each school holds its own competition and makes the final selection of its scholars who meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Must have achieved a graduate level UC GPA of 3.5 or better through the winter quarter.
  • Must have have completed at least two years of graduate study, with at least two years remaining before degree completion.
  • Must be making satisfactory progress toward their degree goal.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have identified their individual area of research interest and be willing to prepare a poster board of their research for display at the awards dinner.
  • Must have exhibited excellent interpersonal and leadership abilities during their academic program.
  • Students must have advanced to candidacy at the time of nomination

Nomination Process

Students should check with their schools for internal deadlines and procedures before submitting any materials.  Schools submit their selected scholar packets to Graduate Division by the deadline below, to include the following:

  • A completed ARCS Foundation Scholar Award Nomination Form
  • A completed Student Biographical Profile with a 100-word student bio
  • A current CV
  • A statement by the awardee of no more than 2-3 pages in length, describing their research project, progress to date, and plan for completion
  • A confidential evaluation of the student by their faculty advisor (multiple letters are acceptable)
  • Letters from the Program Advisor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean
  • The selection process will include a personal interview; each student must be able and willing to speak articulately about their career goals and research.

 

Schools are requested to submit their nominations by the deadline of June 28, 2024. Please email your completed application materials as a single-pdf to tdahl@uci.edu and CC fellowships@rgs.uci.edu

 

Stipulations

Continued funding is contingent upon enrollment and satisfactory academic progress towards a PhD degree, and presentations at annual awards dinner.

Contact

Questions may be directed to Turner Dahl at tdahl@uci.edu.

 

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