Community Partners

ARCS Foundation Honolulu welcomes the support of Hawai‘i corporations, philanthropists and community organizations who share ARCS Foundation’s commitment to advancing the nation's talent pool in science, engineering and health fields.

University of Hawai‘i Foundation

University of Hawaii Foundation torch logoEstablished in 1955 to encourage private support for the University of Hawaiʻi, the University of Hawai‘i’ Foundation is the central fund raising organization for the UH System. It manages several named ARCS Award endowments and the Honolulu Chapter endowed fund.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hawaii Community Foundation logoA century-old philanthropic organization, Hawai‘i Community Foundation manages the funds supporting two endowed ARCS Scholar Awards, the Maybelle F. Roth Award in Conservation Biology and the Ellen M. Koenig Award in Medicine.

Hawai‘i Academy of Science

Hawaii Academy of Science logoRecognizing that an affinity for science must be cultivated early, ARCS Foundation Honolulu has supported the Hawai‘i Academy of Science in its sponsorship of state Science and Engineering Fair competition for secondary school students. The two organizations also cross promote the Honolulu Chapter’s occasional Pau Hana talks and field trips and the academy's Honolulu Science Cafe, a monthly program featuring speakers on a variety of scientific topics.

HMSA Foundation

HMSA logoThe Hawai‘i Medical Services Association Foundation has sponsored or supported ARCS Scholar awards. It was established in 1986 by the Hawai‘i Medical Service Association, the state’s largest health insurer, to stimulate research of issues confronting Hawai‘i's health care industry and improve health in Hawai‘i through grantmaking, strategic initiatives, publications and community-wide programs.

 

Bred in Hawai‘i: The ARCS Anthurium

ARCS AnthuriumThe ARCS anthurium was bred by University of Hawai‘i horticulturalist Haruyuki Kamemoto and named in honor of the ARCS Foundation in recognition of the Honolulu Chapter's support of graduate students in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and other University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa programs.

Fire Ants Spark Membership

fire ants on chopstick“I believe we play a part in making our world a safer and healthier place to live. My part may include encouraging talented science students to stay in their fields through the awards that we give. ”

Ann Ho joined the Honolulu Chapter after hearing an ARCS Scholar talk about teaching school children to monitor invasive fire ants with peanut butter and a chopstick.