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 the ARCS Honolulu endowment and nine additional endowments that generate named ARCS Scholar Awards: Bretzlaff Foundation and Frederick M. Kresser (for engineering); Columbia Communications (for astronomy); Sarah Ann Martin (for natural sciences); Starbuck ARCS and Yates ARCS (for medicine); and George Orton and Mona Marie Elmore, H. Keith and Sue Ernst, and Helen Jones Farrar (undesignated).

Hawaii Community Foundation logoA century-old philanthropic organization, Hawai‘i Community Foundation manages two endowment funds providing annual payouts for ARCS Scholar Awards: the Maybelle F. Roth Award in Conservation Biology and Ellen M. Koenig awards.

Hawai‘i Academy of Science

Hawaii Academy of Science logoARCS Foundation Honolulu cross promotes public speaking events with Honolulu Science Cafe, a monthly program featuring speakers on a variety of scientific topics sponsored by the Hawai‘i Academy of Science.



Scholar Alumna Pays it Forward

Pamela Hallock Muller, headshot“ARCS Honolulu Chapter provided recognition that my efforts and education were a worthwhile investment at a time when others could see little future for me.”

1976 Honolulu ARCS Scholar and Tampa Chapter member Pamela Hallock Muller was named one of 25 Top Women Professors in Florida. The University of South Florida marine scientist overcame gender discrimination and has mentored 60 graduate students, 10 of them from underrepresented minorities.

On Deep-Sea Oceanography

Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor onboard research ship

“Because most species in the deep sea are slow growing and long-lived, deep-sea species are actually more vulnerable to human impacts than many shallow-water ecosystems.”

– 1999 Honolulu ARCS Scholar Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor, explaining the importance of her research on deep sea ecosystems in a Q&A on the Florida State University website where she is now a professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Read the profile