Become a Member

ARCS Foundation Phoenix Chapter brings together women with diverse backgrounds in business, education, healthcare, and community leadership. Enthusiastic members combine their interests and efforts to achieve a strong contribution to the advancement of graduate level scientific education in the state of Arizona.

If you enjoy the company of dynamic women who are life long learners, conscientious, dependable, and forward focused; then sharing your time, talents, and treasures with the Phoenix Chapter will be an immensely rewarding experience.  

We cordially invite you to attend our annual ARCS Scholar Awards Dinner held in April where we present the Phoenix Chapter scholars from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona. Once you see the ARCS mission come alive on stage, there is no question that you will be inspired to join one of our 16 ARCS Foundation Chapters nationwide. Learn more about our membership benefits and membership process.

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Membership Benefits

Member benefits are unique and intangible. They include but are not exclusive to the following:

  • Advance the scientific, technological, medical and economic development of the state of Arizona.

  • Enable outstanding Ph.D. candidates to achieve their research goals through financial support.

  • Attend social events with lectures that provide insights into cutting-edge scientific and technological research.

  • Participate in scientific field trips to venues not generally open to the public.

  • Develop friendships with ARCS Foundation scholars, scientists and university faculty.

  • See firsthand that your money is well spent.

  • Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded women and develop friendships with women leaders in Arizona and 14 other ARCS Foundation Chapters across the United States.

Membership Process

Women interested in joining the ARCS Foundation Phoenix Chapter must attend two meetings or events to become familiar with the organization and be sponsored by two active members.

Steps to Membership

  • Prospective Phoenix Chapter members must attend two meetings or events.

  • Two active members must sponsor the prospective member by completing a Membership Application Form on her behalf and submitting to the VP Membership.

  • A written ballot of applicants is presented at the March Board Meeting.

  • A letter of acceptance is sent to the prospective member.

Upon Membership Acceptance

  • Attend a new member orientation and pay annual dues of $150.

  • Attend two meeting or events each year.

  • Participate in fundraising activities.

  • Purchase two tickets or donate $300 to the annual Scholar Awards Dinner.