All ARCS Scholars supported by the San Diego Chapter are enrolled in doctoral programs
ARCS Scholars are selected by their institutions in recognition of their achievements and their exceptional promise to contribute significantly to their fields. Basic requirements have been established by ARCS® Foundation, Inc.: Scholars must be U.S. citizens and have at least a 3.5 GPA; they must be enrolled in academic degree programs in science, engineering, and medical research. Awards are unrestricted and merit-based. The San Diego chapter focuses on supporting students in doctoral programs, and the ARCS Scholars we have funded have a 98% graduation rate, compared with the national rate of 60% for graduate students in the sciences and engineering.