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Women Donors Fund Science Scholarships

Sixteen graduate students will benefit from $120,000 in scholarships from the local Achievement Rewards for College Scientists chapter.
Front row, from left: Diane Chalmers, ARCS; Cathie Atkins, SDSU; Elliot Hirshman, SDSU; Robin Luby, ARCS and SDSU alumna; and Mary Lou Quick, ARCS and SDSU alumna
Front row, from left: Diane Chalmers, ARCS; Cathie Atkins, SDSU; Elliot Hirshman, SDSU; Robin Luby, ARCS and SDSU alumna; and Mary Lou Quick, ARCS and SDSU alumna

The San Diego Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS®) Foundation awarded $120,000 in scholarship support for 16 Ph.D. students in the College of Sciences.

Leaders of the local chapter presented the check to President Elliot Hirshman on Oct. 12.

The partnership between SDSU and ARCS is a long-standing tradition, Hirshman said, and together they will continue their dedication to advancing human growth and development.

2011-12 scholarship recipients

This year’s scholarship recipients include:

  • Katie Barott, cell/molecular biology
  • Travis Cottage, cell/molecular biology
  • Martis Cowles, cell/molecular biology
  • Shirin Doroudgar, cell/molecular biology
  • Marcel Hetu, chemistry/biochemistry
  • Manna Iwabuchi, analytical chemistry
  • Megan Jennings, biology/ecology
  • Martin Kandes, mathematics and statistics, computational science
  • Lucie Nguyen, mathematics and statistics, computational science
  • Pearl Quijada, cell/molecular biology
  • Chelsea Rochman, ecology
  • John B. Ruedas, cell/molecular biology
  • Aleksandr Scotland, cell/molecular biology
  • Ginger Tsueng, cell/molecular biology
  • Stan Walls, cell/molecular biology
  • Robert Wilson Jr., chemistry/biochemistry

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The ARCS Foundation scholarship is one of many ways SDSU students are fulfilling their potential. Scholarships are a key initiative of The Campaign for SDSU. Scholarships ensure that our most deserving students have access to the transformational power of a college degree. Learn more about how SDSU is fueling potential, and how you can help.

About the foundation

The nonprofit, all-volunteer women's organization is one of 17 chapters nationwide dedicated to helping the “best and brightest” U.S. students pursue their degrees in science, engineering and medical research.

Cumulatively, ARCS has provided $2.3 million to support 161 scholars at SDSU since 1988.

The local chapter also awards at the University of California, San Diego; The Scripps Research Institute and the University of San Diego. Funding is made possible through member donations and contributions from corporations, foundations and other individuals.

For more information on the San Diego Chapter of ARCS, visit the website.


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