Designated awards start at $10,000 ($5,000 for a shared award) 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 Celebration. ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter does its best to accommodate specific donor requests with regard to university and field of interest.
GIFTS OF STOCK
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock. Stock transfers for scholar awards donations or for ARCS operations (sponsorships/underwriting for the mission of ARCS) should go to the following Charles Schwab account:
Acct. Title: ARCS Foundation Scholarship Fund Acct. Number: 4046-7496 DTC number: 0164
Stock transfers for endowment donations only should go to the following Charles Schwab account:
Acct. Title: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. Acct. Number: 8926-4860 DTC number: 0164
Contact us with questions, and please notify ARCS® Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to gifting stock in order to allow for timely handling to maximize its value.
Corporations and individual donors support ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter by underwriting the annual Scholar Awards Celebration and Symposium at various levels.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Many corporations encourage their associates to contribute to qualifying charitable organizations. A matching gift program offers a way to double associates’ contributions to their favorite charitable organization and thus improve their communities. You can contact your employer to determine if they will match your donation to ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter. All matching gift contributions go to the Scholar Awards Fund unless designated otherwise.
Consider naming ARCS Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter in your estate plan. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Heather Shaddox, University of California, Santa Cruz
“I am thrilled, honored and very appreciative to be selected as a recipient of this generous ARCS Award. I am a first-generation college student without familial support to pursue higher education. I am interested in slow offshore earthquakes and in using seismology to detect and study oceanic internal gravity waves. The former is important for seismic hazard and the latter is very new research and key for climate models.”
Vera Belaia, University of California, Berkeley
“As an undergraduate, I researched climate-change-related shifts of precipitation patterns to help update the Maryland State Highway Administration’s requirements for roadway designs. This experience … opened my eyes to the kind of large scale, real world problems that environmental engineering research can solve. I am excited to continue my involvement in the field of environmental engineering, and more specifically environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology, as I work towards my PhD at Berkeley by using numerical methods to research sea level rise. Your support has made this step in my research career and my move to California possible.”
Van Le, San Francisco State University
“Please know that your financial support really made a difference in my study as it allowed me to afford the necessary upgrade to my computer system to transition to the online platform and continue my educational research in collaboration with my instructors to completion … I successfully defended my thesis and completed my Masters program on 7/27/2020. I am looking forward to continuing my research in the biomedical field and working to help in the fight against infectious diseases.”
Peter Sariano, University of California, Davis
“I just wanted to reach out during these difficult times to let you know how impactful the ARCS [award] has been for the productivity of my research. Before the lab was put on lockdown due to the shelter in place, I was able to perform one final experiment that supports my hypothesis that breast cancer may be able to prevent monocytes from killing the tumor. This experiment would not have been possible without your support, and when I am able to get back into the lab once the Covid-19 situation becomes contained, I will continue working hard to expand on these results. The outcome of this study may reveal new therapeutic targets for treating breast cancer.”
Lauren Lahey, Stanford University
“As an ARCS scholar, I have been given gifts that are precious to all scientists: financial means, intellectual flexibility, and, of course, time. These resources are what have allowed me to investigate the scientific matters that I am passionate about investigating. Without the ARCS award, I would have spent a minimum of two months preparing fellowship applications to procure my own funding. Instead, I was able to perform the experiments that were crucial to solving the many puzzling aspects of my research questions.”
Manuela Richter, University of California, San Francisco
“It is an honor to receive this ARCS recognition, to meet others equally passionate about STEM, and most of all to be able to continue contributing to science in the field I love. With this award, I am able to cover basic expenses during my time as a graduate student, allowing me to dedicate myself fully to my research. Additionally, ARCS is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other scholars and donors who share my excitement for science and education. Thank you, again, for your generosity.”