Become a Corporate Partner

Invest in a Competitive NorCal Workforce

Businesses of all types partner with ARCS® Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter (ARCS NCC). Industry partners and business product and service companies make possible ARCS Foundation's investments in innovative, early-career research, shaping  scientific industries and empowering skilled workers in an increasingly competitive global market. 

Agilent Technologies CEO Mike McMullen shares why Agilent has partnered with ARCS since 2017

“Why wouldn’t you want to get behind an organization that is trying to advance science? There are some hugely talented scientists (that ARCS NCC supports) who need just a little bit of financial help. If we can be a part of this, why not? You can make a difference here. These young people are making the world a better place. They are driven, motivated, and passionate about the research. Our organization is very proud to be an ARCS NCC sponsor.” 


A corporate partnership with ARCS NCC:

  • Activates your company’s brand among ARCS Scholars, industry, academic and civic partners, and leading science philanthropists in
    Northern California.

              A 12-month company sponsorship brings a wealth of visibility benefits through
              ongoing brand placement and unique opportunities to engage directly with the
              ARCS audience.
  • Unlocks opportunities for an ARCS scholar to get to know your company and for your company to get to know them.
              ARCS signature annual event celebrates each year’s cohort of ARCS Scholars and
              provides opportunities for them to present their research to the public. Visit
              ARCS Symposium 2023 to get acquainted with recent ARCS Scholar bios, research
              posters, and their 2-minute research videos. A company event sponsorship and a
              Designated Scholar Award gift, which matches a scholar with your company-
              named award, are two ways that position your brand in front of scholars.
  • Leverages ARCS NCC's university relations infrastructure and fundraising strength.
              ARCS NCC has been making financial awards with zero overhead to Northern
              California’s top research universities for over 50 years. This means that 100% of
              your ARCS Scholar Award Fund support goes to the scholar, a distinguishing
              feature of a partnerships with ARCS NCC. These relationships are especially
              valuable to small and mid-sized industry partners that have limited capacity to
              directly manage a scholarship award program.
  • Advances the innovativeness and competitiveness of the greater Bay Area and that of the United States.
              Becoming an ARCS corporate partner is an investment in scholars at the
              critical seed stage of their research, when “most science breakthroughs happen”,
              and empowering them with the flexibility to determine how to use their financial
              awards, “allowing them to pursue their ideas without being tied to specific
              projects.” ARCS NCC university partners use their ARCS awards to recruit and retain top
              graduate students in STEM disciplines. Attracting exceptional scholars can help
              attract exceptional faculty. Bringing these top emerging and established talents to
              the region helps to heighten the region’s role as a global leader in science
              and technology.

Who we've worked with


Review our Corporate Event Sponsorship Brochure to discover more about sponsorship opportunities.

Interested in establishing a company-named ARCS Scholar Award?  Visit Establish a Scholar Award.

Contact ARCS NCC Development Director, to discuss what’s possible.


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