ASU student John Heffernan is an ARCS Scholar

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Phoenix Chapter has 39 scholars and awarded over $5,692,900 to 935 scholars at the local state universities since 1975. (Submitted photo)

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Phoenix Chapter has 39 scholars and awarded over $5,692,900 to 935 scholars at the local state universities since 1975. (Submitted photo)

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation is providing a scholarship for John Heffernan, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists scholar, pursuing a PhD in bioengineering at Arizona State University. He plans to focus on glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer research.

“We are pleased to be able to help John further his studies in such a critical area,” Catherine Ivy, founder and president of the Ivy Foundation, said in a prepared statement. “With support from Ivy Foundation and ARCS, we hope John can take the steps necessary to grow in this crucial phase of his scientific career.”

According to the press release, The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer research foundation in North America dedicated to furthering brain cancer research since 2005. The ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the US by providing financial awards to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research, the release said.

ARCS scholars are selected annually by a number of qualifying departments within the ARCS Foundation’s 54 academic partner universities. Financial awards are given to outstanding graduate Ph.D. science students attending ASU, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona, the release said, adding that the Phoenix Chapter has 39 scholars and has awarded over $5,692,900 to 935 scholars at the universities since 1975.

Go to IvyFoundation.org.

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