Becoming a Member

Joining the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of ARCS Foundation provides an immediate opportunity for volunteers to contribute to the enhancement of our nation's future capacity for scientific innovation and leadership.   Our membership is comprised of a diverse and committed group of women, including past ARCS Scholar Award Recipients as well as representatives from our donor and university partners. 

Member Benefits

o Engage to advance scientific research and engineering advancement in our community

o Be part of an active and all-volunteer organization that is focused on one goal - to fund the research of qualified scholars

o Benefit from the professional and career networking of the ARCS community, including chapter members, current scholars, guest speakers, corporate and foundation donors, and university leadership and faculty

o Attend lectures and social events to meet prominent leaders in the scientific, medical, and technology communities

o Participate in Chapter meetings, fund-raising events, visits to partner universities, field trips, and scholar recognition opportunities

o Expand personal knowledge of developments in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

The Membership Process

Membership in the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of ARCS is by invitation.  We welcome your inquiry and would be interested in beginning the dialogue.  Please feel welcome to contact us at