Community Partners

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.

2016-2017 Scholar Awards Campaign 

The 2016-2017 ARCS Foundation NCC Scholar Awards Campaign goal is to distribute at least $680,000 in awards to outstanding graduate students pursuing studies in the sciences, math, engineering and medical research at San Francisco State University, Stanford University and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.  ARCS Foundation NCC plans to achieve this goal by fundraising from its members, individual non-members, foundations and corporations.

Scholar Awards Campaign 2016-2017 began at the start of the fiscal year -- July 1, 2016 -- and will continue through June 30, 2017. On that date, the Chapter will disburse all Scholar Awards Campaign funds raised during its fiscal year to its recipient universities and departments.

Designated Awards

Designated awards range from $10,000 to $20,000 and may be given in the name of a specific individual, corporation or organization. Individual scholars are matched with donors and recognition takes place at the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon. ARCS Foundation NCC does its best to accommodate specific donor requests with regard to university and field of interest. 

2016-2017 Scholar Awards Campaign Levels and Benefits

Magna Cum Laude Level - $20,000
All Benefits of Cum Laude level plus:
One-Year Scholar Award in field of choice within approved departments list 

Cum Laude Level - $10,000
All Benefits of With Distinction level plus:
One-Year Scholar Award
Named scholar listed as the “A-B-C Corporation” Scholar

With Distinction Level - $5,000
Shared Scholar Award
Shared named scholar listed as the “A-B-C Corporation Scholar” and “X-Y-Z Scholar”
Two guests seated with your scholar at the 2016 Scholar Awards Celebration
Name visually displayed during scholars’ presentation at the Scholar Awards Celebration
Name listed in 2016-2017 Annual Report
Invitation for two to ARCS Foundation Lecture Series with your scholar

Direct Impact: A named A-B-C Corporation scholar will underscore the importance of support of mathematics, computer science, engineering and science excellence in a time of great need. 100% of donations to the Scholar Awards Fund go directly to fund selected ARCS Scholars. Donations need to be received or pledged no later than June 30, 2017.