Why Donate?

Support ARCS Foundation, Minnesota

Make an online contribution by visiting our online donation page

Why Your Donation is Needed Now More Than Ever

We can all agree that the coronavirus pandemic has redefined normal. However, we are all adapting, and the Minnesota Chapter of ARCS is no exception. We are full speed ahead in these turbulent times.

There is one thing hasn’t changed and that is the need to support our nation’s most promising scientific leaders. We are relying on scientists to solve the riddle of the novel coronavirus and develop treatments and vaccines.

We are seeing every day that:  Science is the Solution!

President Obama has stated,

Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been before. The leadership of tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEM).”  

ARCS Foundation Minnesota fosters this national goal by supporting the best of our nation’s STEM graduate students.

When you make a contribution to the ARCS Scholar Award Fund, 100 percent of your contribution is awarded directly to a student without any deductions for overhead.

How Does Giving Help Minnesota?

  1. Our ARCS Scholar Awards are an essential tool for recruiting the best scholars in the nation to come to Minnesota. 
  2. ARCS Scholars make a significant contribution to Minnesota’s economy by strengthening the scientific and engineering research programs at the University of Minnesota. 
  3. Through networking opportunities and corporate mentorships, ARCS Scholars are encouraged to remain state residents after they complete their degrees and enter the working world.

Make an Investment in the Future

1. Named Scholar Award Fund

Donated by an individual, organization, or corporation, this provides one student with a two-year award of $5,000 per year. Contact us at minnesota@arcsfoundation.org for more information.

2. Donate to the Scholar Award Fund

Gifts of any size to the Scholar Award Fund support our scholars. Visit our online donation page.

3. Women can become members of the Minnesota Chapter

Members have the opportunity to participate in a number of organizational activities, special events, and committee activities.  It’s an outstanding way to enhance your network and explore issues related to the sciences.  Membership dues are $250 per year.  See our Membership page for details about application.

4. Planned Giving

Consider naming ARCS Foundation Minnesota in your estate plan.  Contact us at minnesota@arcsfoundation.org for more information.

How Do I Give?

Make an online contribution by visiting our online donation page

You may also send a check or money order made payable to:

ARCS Foundation Minnesota
P.O. Box 294
Chanhassen, MN 55317

ARCS Foundation, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code").  Tax ID 26-4155484.