Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholarships


Chicago ARCS Scholars pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in a wide range of subjects involving leading-edge technologies in science and engineering. Representative university departments eligible to sponsor ARCS Scholars include artificial intelligence, biochemistry, biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geological science, immunology, mathematics, medicine, and physics.  Announcement of ARCS awards will be made by the end of spring quarter and are for the following academic year.  Last year the ARCS award was $10,000.  Additional information about the ARCS Foundation can be found on their website (

  • Able to demonstrate proof of United States citizenship.
  • Undergraduate and graduate grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  • Enrolled as a full-time PhD or full-time Master’s student in The Graduate School specializing in natural sciences, engineering, or medicine.
  • In the first or second year of graduate study at the time of application.  (MSTP students must be in the FIRST year of graduate study at the time of application.)