A group of Bay Area individual donors funded 69 student scientists with $866,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year, thanks to the ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter. Chapter President Christine Simpson Brent welcomed the donors, students and partner representatives from six universities to the annual scholarship awards cocktail reception and dinner at the Ritz-Carlton on November 8, 2017.
Student scientists socialized with civic, business, and academic leaders throughout the festive evening. “This annual gathering not only celebrates the year’s ARCS scholars but also serves as a connecting point for individual donors and the young scientists they support,” said Deborah Mann, organizer, and chairwoman of the event.
ARCS Northern California Chapter
ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter is a dedicated group of Bay Area women focused on securing America’s leadership in science by granting awards to top scholars pursuing graduate studies in the sciences, math, engineering, and medical research. Since its founding in 1970, ARCS Northern California Chapter has awarded nearly $20 million to 2,594 scholars attending Stanford University, San Francisco State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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