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Nonprofit ARCS Foundation awards fellowships to UCSD students

The San Diego chapter of ARCS Foundation Inc. has awarded $232,500 in fellowships to support 31 graduate students at the University of California, San Diego, for the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a release. The ARCS Foundation, a national nonprofit volunteer womenís organization, provides awards to top students studying science, medicine and engineering. The local chapter has donated $3.8 million to support UC San Diego students since the chapter’s inception in 1985.

ARCS Foundation seeks to address the countryís continuing demand for researchers in science, engineering and medicine. At UC San Diego, the 2012 ARCS scholar awards will support graduate students studying in a wide range of disciplines, from public health to bioinformatics, and from oceanography to mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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