Community Partners

Northern California Chapter

Corporate sponsorship creates a mutually beneficial relationship, as students receive local corporate support for their education and, in turn, join the skilled workforce that companies need to succeed in an increasingly competitive global environment. 

ARCS® Foundation Northern California Chapter ("ARCS NCC") welcomes the support of many Northern California businesses and corporations in underwriting ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards.

2021-2022 Scholar Awards Campaign 

The 2021-2022 ARCS NCC Scholar Awards Campaign goal is to distribute at least $1 million in awards to outstanding graduate students pursuing studies in the sciences, technology, engineering, math, and medical research at San Francisco State University, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco (UCSF), and Santa Cruz.  ARCS NCC plans to achieve this goal by fundraising from its members, individual non-members, foundations and corporations.

Scholar Awards Campaign 2021-2022 began on July 1, 2021, the start of the ARCS fiscal year, and will continue through June 30, 2022. The Chapter will disburse all Scholar Awards Campaign funds raised during its fiscal year to its recipient universities, to be awarded to selected scholars in approved departments for the 2022-23 academic year.

Designated (Named) Awards

Designated awards may be given in the name of a specific individual, corporation or organization. The minimum donation amount for a named scholar is $10,000. Individual scholars are matched with donors and recognition takes place at the annual Scholar Awards Celebration. ARCS Foundation NCC does its best to accommodate specific donor requests with regard to university and field of interest. 

2021-2022 Scholar Awards Campaign Levels and Benefits

Magna Cum Laude Level - $20,000
All Benefits of Cum Laude level with:
-A two-year named Scholar Award OR two one-year named Scholar Awards
  *Named scholar listed as the “A-B-C (Corporation)” Scholar

Cum Laude Level - $10,000
All benefits of With Distinction level with:
-One-year named Scholar Award
     *Named scholar listed as the “A-B-C (Corporation)” Scholar

With Distinction Level - $5,000
-Shared one-year named Scholar Award
    *Shared named scholar listed with both $5,000 funders together, as the “A-B-C (Corporation) Scholar” and “X-Y-Z (Corporation) Scholar”
-Two guests seated with your scholar at the Scholar Awards Celebration
-Name visually displayed during introduction of scholars at the Scholar Awards Celebration
-Name listed in 2021-2022 Annual Report

Direct Impact: A named A-B-C Corporation scholar will underscore the importance of supporting science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical research in a time of great need. 100% of donations to the Scholar Awards Fund go directly to selected ARCS Scholars. Donations need to be received or pledged no later than June 30, 2022.