ARCS® Foundation Utah currently supports and nurtures students in doctoral programs in the University of Utah College of Engineering. As one of the newest Chapters of ARCS Foundation, our members are dedicated to helping attract the best and brightest scholars to Utah. As our Chapter grows, we will expand our support to other disciplines and other universities in Utah.
ARCS Foundation Utah is one of 17 ARCS Foundation Chapters nationwide, operating independently under the umbrella of ARCS Foundation National. The Utah Chapter incorporated in 2009 and presented our first three scholar awards in October 2010.
Concern over U.S. global competitiveness has become a national priority, and with it, efforts to increase the number of U.S. students seeking degrees in science, engineering and medical research. The University of Utah College of Engineering has been focused on this issue for over a decade, leading a statewide effort to increase engineering and computer science degrees to support growth in the state, regional and national economies. Because the mission of ARCS Foundation is very closely aligned with the goals of the University of Utah College of Engineering, this was the perfect place to start our work.
ARCS Foundation scholar awards provide the university with one more opportunity to increase the competitiveness of their offers to quality students.