Congratulations UA ARCS Scholars 2022-2023!

In 1957, when the Russian satellite Sputnik was orbiting the Earth, the United States came together to develop the sciences and technologies so that we may be the leaders in these fields. The resulting rush of enthusiasm gave birth to the ARCS Foundation a year later. Focusing on science by investing in scientists, the ARCS Foundation supports US citizens and students of high achievement in the basic sciences. The foundation is ran on 100% volunteer hours and 100% of proceeds donated to the foundation go into the student awards. Since its founding, approximately 9,600 graduate students of science have been awarded nearly $100 million. The Phoenix chapter, which includes The University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University, was chartered in 1975 and GIDP students have been a part of this legacy. We congratulate the 2022-2023 GIDP student recipients: 

Kelsey Bernard, Physiological Sciences GIDP

Carly Cabel, Cancer Biology Ph.D. Student

"I am honored and extremely grateful to the ARCS Foundation for allowing me to represent the Foundation for the third year in a row. This scholarship has allowed me to interact with other scientists in ways I would otherwise not have been able to. As I come to the final moments in my graduate career I reflect on those who have helped me along the way. The generous donors at the ARCS Foundation, especially the LaFollette and Libby Endowments, as well as Theresa F. Jennings scholarship which has funded my past two years, have been invaluable during my time. I am so grateful to be recognized as one of the scholars amongst such a remarkable group of individuals, and looking am forward to being an ARCS member for life." - Carly Cabel, 2022

Danielle Sawyer, Cancer Biology Ph.D. Student

"I would first like to thank my donor, Dr. Stevie Eller for her support and generosity in memory of ARCS member Elizabeth Culley. As a first generation college student, I am truly honored to be a recipient of this award and it will help me tremendously as I complete my graduate studies. I am excited to continue my research in the field of cancer biology with the support of the ARCS foundation and its members. I also would like to thank my amazing programs, the University of Arizona Cancer Biology Graduate Program and MD-PhD program for their support of my career goals and research endeavors." - Danielle Sawyer, 2022

Matthew Schmit, Neuroscience Ph.D. Student

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to be selected as an ARCS scholar for 2022. I am kindly sponsored by Mr. Ed West, in honor of his mother who worked to promote science in the Phoenix area. The philanthropy of ARCS donors is extremely effective at supporting students studying science since they target their support to the researchers directly. As I start to move towards the next step in my career studying how emotions are regulated in the brain and how this can go wrong in disease, this support will be invaluable, accelerating my work and letting me achieve more on my way to be a better scientist. " - Matthew Schmit, 2022

Kyle Smith, Physiological Sciences Ph.D. Student

"With the goal of advancing science in America, the ARCS Foundation has a long legacy of funding collegiate scientists as they complete their doctoral training. I am beyond honored to have been selected for this award, and I hope to one day contribute back to this organization!" - Kyle Smith, 2022

Last updated 21 Jun 2022