Eighteen San Diego State University students majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields were awarded scholarships from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.
The number of SDSU students receiving scholarships equals last year’s total, which was the largest number of ARCS scholars SDSU has produced since ARCS began providing scholarships to the university in 1989.
ARCS awards scholarships in fields such as biomedicine, natural sciences, and engineering. The 18 scholars each received $7,500, totaling $135,000. The San Diego chapter of ARCS has supported SDSU students with more than $3 million in scholarships since 1989.
Funding for the 2018-19 year went to six new scholars and 12 scholars who received awards in previous years.
This year’s 18 student recipients and their areas of study are:
John Allen – Biology
Erik Blackwood – Biology
Muriel Cardenas – Organic chemistry
Corey Clatterbuck – Ecology
Molly Clemens – Ecology
Liwen Deng – Biology
Joshua Kelly – Geophysics
Lucas Luna – Chemistry
Brian Maniaci – Chemistry
Megan Monsanto – Molecular biology
CJ Pickett – Molecular biology
Winston Stauffer – Biology
Pedro Torres – Microbiology
Adriana Trujillo – Biology
Janet Walker – Ecology
Melissa Ward – Ecology
Joi Weeks – Biology
Nicholas Williams – Chemistry
The San Diego chapter of ARCS is one of 16 chapters across the country dedicated to helping the best and brightest graduate and undergraduate students working toward degrees in the natural sciences, medicine and engineering.
Since its founding in 1958, the nonprofit, all-women volunteer organization has awarded more than $100 million to 9,600 ARCS Scholars in top-rated STEM programs at leading U.S. universities.