Last February, ARCS Pittsburgh notified our three university partners: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt, and Penn State that we would fund ten new students for three years beginning with the academic year 2012-2013, making a total of thirty two ARCS Scholars in western Pennsylvania. Five of the new students will be at CMU, four at Pitt, and one at Penn State. Each of the ten students will receive $5,000 per year or $15,000 over the 3 year period. When this new commitment of $150,000 (ten students times $15,000) is added to all of our previous commitments and awards, the total comes to $1,027,500; ARCS Pittsburgh has committed to award a total of over one million dollars to our scholars!
Adding to our excitement at achieving the million dollar milestone is the fact that 2013 is our tenth anniversary. We were founded in May of 2003. I am thrilled to say that Bev Elliott, Millie Ryan, and Kathy Testoni have agreed to chair a committee to celebrate these two achievements next spring. We will keep you informed as their plans solidify.
Each and every one of us deserves congratulations for attaining the million dollar mark within ten years. Every donation made and every hour of volunteer time given over our 10 year history contributed to it. So thank you one and all!