Named Award Donors 2023-2024

With Gratitude to our Named Scholar Award Donors!

Each Named Scholar Award of $15,000 funds one PhD graduate student in an area of science, engineering, technology, or medical research over a three-year period. Named Scholar Awards are created by ARCS Pittsburgh Chapter members and community members who understand the importance of these awards for recruiting and supporting world-class students at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Sponsoring a Named Scholar Award gives the donor the unique opportunity to engage with the scholar.

In addition, every member in ARCS Pittsburgh Chapter contributes a minimum of $500 each year to the Chapter, and these contributions combine to fund our ARCS Pittsburgh Chapter Scholar Awards.


  • Carol and Richard Heppner, M.D.
  • Natalie and William Hoffman, M.D.
  • Linda and Jay Thier
  • Gayle and William Simpson
  • Anoo and Viju Verghis


  • Lacey and Robert Carroll
  • Leslie Dunn
Carol and Richard Heppner, Linda and Jay Thier with their scholar, Amber Horvath
Angie Hinchie with Named Award Donor Bev Elliott
Russ Kemerer and Beth Wainwright with Lisa Hong