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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)


The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) awards unrestricted funding to talented scholars at more than 50 top American research universities. The ARCS® Foundation is a nonprofit organization of women who sponsor students in science and technology research.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, scientist and host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," may be the best known scholar alumnus of the ARCS award. 
  • Nine out of 10 ARCS Scholars work in their chosen fields after graduation.
  • ARCS Foundation members are volunteers. One hundred percent of contributions they receive directly fund scholars.
  • ARCS Foundation has provided nearly $87 million in funding to more than 14,700 scholars since their founding in 1958.


Read more about the ARCS Foundation: National organization and Phoenix chapter. For more information on the ASU ARCS Scholars email grad-financial@asu.edu or call 480-965-6171.

The Scholars

ARCS Scholars at ASU for 2017-2018

Anna Beiler, Biochemistry
Anna Beiler

Ashley Boehringer, Neuroscience
Ashley Boehringer

Rebecca Cook, Biological Design
Rebecca Cook
Biological Design

 Biomedical Engineering
Josh Cutts
Biomedical Engineering

Peter Firth, Electrical Engineering
Peter Firth
Electrical Engineering

Christopher Gisriel, Biochemistry
Christopher Gisriel

Kyle Householder, Biomedical Engineering
Kyle Householder
Biomedical Engineering

Marion Branch Kelly, Materials Science and Engineering
Marion Branch Kelly
Materials Science and Engineering

Michael Machas, Chemical Engineering
Michael Machas
Chemical Engineering

Natalie Mitchell, Microbiology
Natalie Mitchell

Alesia Prakapenka, Neuroscience
Alesia Prakapenka

Christopher Sorini, Mechanical Engineering
Christopher Sorini
Mechanical Engineering

Andrew Svesko, Physics
Andrew Svesko

Danh Truong, Biomedical Engineering
Danh Truong
Biomedical Engineering

Natasa Vulic, Electrical Engineering
Natasa Vulic
Electrical Engineering

Eric Woolf