Published: Sept. 9, 2021
Katarena Mato

We are pleased to announce Katarena Matos has been awarded an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc scholarship. Katarena is a PhD student of Geography.

ARCS Foundation, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest United States graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial awards in science, engineering and medical research. ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. Being an ARCS Scholar brings a young scientist into a vibrant network of learning that goes beyond departmental, University campus and regional boundaries.

ARCS Scholars are selected annually by qualifying departments of science, engineering and medical research within ARCS Foundation's 51 academic partner universities and colleges. ARCS Foundation neither solicits nor accepts applications from potential ARCS Scholars. Academic partners identify and select ARCS Scholars who meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be enrolled in a full-time degree-granting program, majoring in fields of science, engineering or medical research; and
  • have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

ARCS Foundation Chapters fund ARCS Scholars through their academic partners, and each ARCS Scholar enters into an agreement with the funding Chapter prior to receiving a scholar award.