Becoming a Member

ARCS Illinois Members Contribute to the Foundation’s Mission

ARCS Illinois is an all-volunteer organization. Becoming a member of the Illinois Chapter is an excellent opportunity to join likeminded women from around the state and bring your professional expertise, passion, and dedication to help ARCS promote science and technology and support future scientists. 

The Membership Process

You may be considered for membership in the Illinois Chapter of ARCS Foundation by recommendation or by request.  If you are recommended or sponsored by an Illinois Chapter member, you will be added to the membership roster as soon as you have paid the annual dues (see below).  If you are interested in joining and do not have a member sponsor, please contact the Vice President for Membership, Nancy Whitford (Nancy@whitfordconsultants.com)

Online Membership Application Form

The Membership Categories are:

  • Active:  Pay annual dues of $200; $100 Minimum Contribution to the Scholar Award Fund; purchase two tickets to the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon; contribute a minimum to the Scholar Award Fund; participate in and support the work of the Chapter.
  • ARCS Young Professional (ARCS YP):  Pay annual dues of $100; $50 Minimum Contribution to the Scholar Award Fund; purchase one ticket to the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon; participate in and support the work of the Chapter.