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The Lubbock Achievement Rewards for College Scientists
(ARCS) Chapter Memorial Scholarship Fund


The Community Foundation of West Texas
The Community Foundation of West Texas, formerly known as the Lubbock Area Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, publicly supported, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to help donors meet the existing and future needs of the area's educational, health, cultural, civic and charitable organizations. The Foundation's mission goes beyond social service and welfare; our donors are improving the overall quality of life in the South Plains area.
The Foundation administers a variety of charitable funds, including scholarships to assist area students with post-secondary educational expenses. The Foundation is pleased to administer the Lubbock ARCS
Chapter Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is described below.

This scholarship is intended for students pursuing a PhD in the natural sciences. These include:
 Agriculture (scientific research areas)
 Arts and Sciences: Geologic Sciences, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Physics, Chemistry
and Biochemistry, and Environmental Toxicology (scientific research areas)
 Engineering (scientific research areas)
 Human Sciences: Nutrition (scientific research areas)

The annual award will be for $4,000.00 ($2,000 each semester). The funds can be used for tuition, books,
and fees only, and are paid directly to the college/university.

Eligibility Requirements:
Students who are pursuing a career that is research oriented may apply for assistance through the ARCS Scholarship Fund. These are competitive awards with the criteria of:
 Ph.D. candidate in Science, Math or Engineering
 Full-time student
 Faculty nomination
 U.S. Citizen

Selection Process:
 The Scholarship Advisory Committee will review completed applications and make recommendations to the Community Foundation of West Texas Board of Directors, which will
make the final decision on the scholarship awards. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 The Selection Committee will be comprised of former ARCS members and the Texas TechUniversity Ethics Center.
 The recipient will be announced by April 25th.

Scholarship Fund Disbursement:

 Scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds, and may be used for tuition, fees and required books.
 Scholarships will be paid to the institution of the recipient's choice, and not directly to the recipient.
 The amount of the award may cover all, or only a portion of the student's actual cost and all unused funds must be returned to the Community Foundation of West Texas.

Application Requirements:
All scholarship applications must be completed in full and submitted by April 1st.

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