20 Year Anniversary


ARCS Foundation OC is  a  501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science in America. Since its inception in 1999, our support of academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research has helped ensure that the United States remains scientifically competitive in the global marketplace.


FOUNDED       1999

TOTAL FUNDING      >$2.5 million

SCHOLARS FUNDED IN 2018-19        20



Join ARCS OC in supporting young American research scientists...as we celebrate 20 years!!


100% of every dollar you donate to Scholar Awards goes directly to the scholars.

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. 

We welcome the support of local philanthropists, businesses and corporations and provide special recognitions to our supporters at the following levels:

Magna Cum Laude Level - $20,000

Two two-year named Scholar Awards (Named scholar listed as the "A-B-C (Corporation)" Scholar

Donor recognition at our events and on our website

Cum Laude Level - $10,000

Two-year named Scholar Award

Donor recognition at our events and on our website

With Distinction Level - $5,000

One-year named scholar award

Donor recognition at our events and on our website


ARCS Scholars are national leaders in scientific discovery and innovation.

Their work drives economic growth, our ability to compete, and the discoveries that lead to a better quality of life. Your gifts will help ensure that ARCS OC continues to fund our country's future science leaders for years to come.