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ARCS Scholarships

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The Honolulu chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) has been generously offering scholarships to astronomy graduate students (among other disciplines) since 1982.

In recent years ARCS support has taken the form of the Columbia Communications Award in Astronomy($5000), which is awarded annually in April-May to be used the following academic year.

Selection Criteria

The following are ARCS guidelines for selecting recipients:


The ARCS scholarships are administered by the University of Hawaii Foundation. The graduate chair is notified each February of the availability of ARCS scholarships and invites applications from eligible astronomy students. These applications are screened by the Awards Committee who nominate the scholar and submit the name to the foundation.

Recent ARCS Scholars