Academic Partner

Supporting the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa for More Than 40 Years

ARCS Foundation is a Star Donor for a Stellar University

Cheryl Ernst and David LassnerFormer Honolulu Chapter President Cheryl Ernst joined University of Hawai‘i President David Lassner at a recent Hōkū (Star) Society event for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s most exclusive group of philanthropists. ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter has provided more than four decades and close to $2 million of support for UH Mānoa doctoral candidates in STEM disciplines.

Classified as a research university (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, UH Mānoa annually brings in about $400 million in extramural research and training grants, placing it on par with members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

The university was placed among the top 1% of universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and ranked 12th internationally for earth and environmental sciences by Nature Index based on publications in Nature and 67 other prestigious, peer-reviewed journals.

Founded in 1907, UH Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai‘i System and one of only a handful of U.S. universities federally designated as Land, Sea and Space Grant institutions.