Donate to ARCS Foundation, Pittsburgh

Why Give?

A gift to ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh is an opportunity to contribute to America’s scientific and economic future by supporting the best of our nation’s science and engineering graduate students. For corporations, foundations and individuals, ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh provides a unique and cost-effective method to provide direct support for the most promising scholars at our three univeristy partners: Carnegie Mellon University,

the University of Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania State University. When making a contribution to the ARCS Scholar Award Fund, you can know that 100 percent of each contribution is awarded to a student without deductions for administrative overhead. 

How Does Giving Help Pennsylvania?

Pittsburgh Chapter ARCS Scholar Awards provide an essential tool for recruiting the best scholars in the nation to come to Pennsylvania to study. By strengthening the scientific and engineering research programs in our state universities, ARCS Scholars make a significant contribution to Pennsylvania’s economy. Through networking opportunities and corporate mentorships, ARCS Scholars are encouraged to remain in Pennsylvania after they receive their PhD degrees, strengthening the state’s technological and innovative capacity.

How Do I Invest?

Endowed Named ARCS Scholar Award $200,000
This establishes one endowed named scholar award in perpetuity.

Named ARCS Scholar Award $15,000
Donated by one to three funders, this provides one student with a three-year award.

Scholar Award Fund
Gifts of any size to the Scholar Award Fund support our scholars.

Gifts of Stock
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock. Please use our Donor Letter of Securities Transfer form. Contact us with questions, and please notify ARCS Foundation at prior to gifting stock in order to allow for a timely handling to maximize its value.

Corporations and individual donors support ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh by underwriting the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon at various levels.  See sponsor levels on the Donors and Sponsors page.

Corporate Matching Gifts
Many corporations encourage their associates to contribute to qualifying charitable organizations. A matching gift program offers a way to double associates’ contributions to their favorite charitable organization and thus improve their communities. You can contact your employer to determine if they will match your donation to ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh. All matching gift contributions go to the Scholar Awards Fund unless designated otherwise.

Planned Giving
Consider naming ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh in your estate plan. Contact us at for more information.

How Do I Give?

To learn more about making a contribution to the Pittsburgh ARCS Chapter, contact us:

Mail: ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 9117, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. 

To give now, see our Donation Form or the Donor Letter of Securities Transfer form.
For a list of our donors, see the Donors and Sponsors Page.

ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh tax ID is 57-1173984.

Donors may deduct contributions to ARCS Foundation as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.