The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Applications re–open this fall.

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The 2018 Winner

Did you apply for the 2018 Science Ambassador Scholarship?
If so, your application is currently under review by our advisory board.
We’ll reach out in the spring to let you know if you’re a finalist.

How To Apply

Applications for the 2018 academic year are now closed. Applications will re–open this fall. To apply, film a three–minute–video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.

  • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
  • Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
  • Three minutes or less in length.
  • About any topic in STEM, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students.
A woman applying for a rad scholarship for women studying STEM fields

An advisory board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work in STEM will review the applications and select the finalists.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do applications open?

Applications open fall 2018.

I applied to the 2018 award. What are next steps?

We’ll reach out in the spring to let you know if you’re a finalist. We’ll select the winner in April.

Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?

You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. You do need to attend college (or plan to attend college) in the United States.

Does my video have to be about my field of study?

Nope! You can explain any STEM topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini–lecture, not a personal statement.

I made a mistake in my video. Can I try again and edit my application?

Yes! Once you submit your application, you'll get an email that will allow you to make edits on your application until midnight CST on December 11th, 2017.

Can I apply if I'm a graduate student?

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.

Which fields of study are eligible?

All fields within science, technology, engineering, and math are eligible. For a full list of STEM fields, click here. STEM must be your major field of study (not your minor).

I haven't decided on a major, but I'm definitely going to study a STEM field. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can apply, as long as you will study a STEM field for the entirety of your undergraduate career.

I work in a school. How can I share this opportunity with my students?

You can link them to and download this flyer to print out. If you'd like us to send you other promotional materials, email us at

How can I help support the Science Ambassador Scholarship?

We always want to reach more students. You can help by spreading the word to as many eligible students as possible. You can also support the scholarship financially by buying the Science Pack from Cards Against Humanity. All sales directly fund the scholarship.

Who drew all the amazing illustrations on this site?

Great question! We commissioned the brilliant Ashley Lukashevsky to illustrate pieces for our site.


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The Science Pack

Our goal is to highlight outstanding women in science, technology, engineering, and math. To date, we've funded two full–ride scholarships and created a community of mentors and students who work in STEM fields.

The scholarship is funded by the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack, a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait.

 $1,143,584  raised so far

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Sr. R&D Scientist, Honeywell–UOP

Amanda M. Adams, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University

Veronica Berns, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Dr. Cynthia Bethea
Oregon National Primate Research Center

Amy Boddy, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Jamie Burgess, Ph.D.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Elena Chartoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Dr. Amanda Childers
Honeywell Aerospace

Morgan Cole
Professor of Mathematics, Chaffey College

Laleh Cote
Science Education and Microbiology Doctoral Student

Randi-Michelle Cowin, Ph.D.
Consultant, Slalom LLC

Ana Díaz Rivero
Harvard University

Erica C. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor, Oregon State Univeristy

Molly M. Foote, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology, California Northstate University

Audrey Forticaux
Senior Materials Chemist, 3M

Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva
Technical University of Munich

Mallory Hacker, Ph.D.
Research Assistant and Professor of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Maggie Hardy
Federal Research Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kayt Havens
Director of Women's Health, Medical College of Wisconsin

Kathryn Henley, Ph.D.
Regulatory Writer, Synchrogenix

Stephanie Hicks, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Sarah Hird, Ph.D.
Hird Lab at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Jennifer Hirsh, PharmD, M.S.
Veterans Health Administration/VISN12

Prof Renée Hlozek
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Kate Hunt

Dr. Christina M. Ignarra
Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Jen Indovina
CEO, Tenrehte Technologies

Dr. Joyce Kao
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University

Risa Kawai, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan Kelly
Arrupe College

Michelle A Kline, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University

Sarah Kolitz, Ph.D.
VP of Translational Medicine, Immuneering

Iara Lacher, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Katie Lancaster
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia

Kimberly Lezak, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Tami Lieberman
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jayde Lovell
Host of ScIQ, Young Turks Network

Lisa Manglass, MS
Ph.D. Student, Clemson University

Heather M. Maranges, M.S.
Researcher, Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University

Lindsay T. Marjoram, Ph.D.
Senior Technology Development Specialist, Affinergy, LLC

Dr. Alison Marklein
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Dr. Mackenzie Mathis
Principal Investigator, Harvard University

Dr. Sarah Mitchell
Loyola Marymount University

MurphyKate Montee
University of Chicago

Kathleen Murphy
Fleet Management Engineer, GE Aviation

Julie Nadel, Ph.D.
The New York Academy of Sciences

Kavita Nanda, MD, MHS
FHI 360 and Duke University

Esther Ngumbi
Auburn University

Kerry J. Nickols, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, California State University Northridge

Christine Sierra O'Connell
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Abby Olena, Ph.D.
Vanderbuilt University

Milena Radzikowska MDes, Ph.D.
Mount Royal University

Nadija Rieser
Medical Student, California Northstate University

Dr. Renee Robbins
Ingenuity Web Apps

Molly Rossow, Ph.D.
University of Chicago

Seema Sheth, Ph.D.
UC Berkeley/North Carolina State University

Kathryn Shirk, Ph.D.
Shippensburg University

Sophie Shrand
Creator and host of Science With Sophie, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Kate Sippel, DVM, DACVR
IDEXX Telemedicine

Dr. Fiona Soper
University of Montana

Sabriya Stukes, Ph.D.
Lover of Infectious Diseases, Connect with STEM

Dr. Sara Tallarovic
Biology Educational Technology Specialist, Vernier Software and Technology

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas
Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas

Dr. Laura Trouille

Anna Turetsky, Ph.D.
Lightstone Ventures

Sharda Umanath, Ph.D.
Claremont McKenna College

Sai Sree Uppala, Ph.D.
Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Kelly Weinersmith
Rice University

Kaitlin Stack Whitney, Ph.D.
Rochester Institute of Technology

Jessica Wilson, Ph.D.

Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, Ph.D.
Arizona State University

Cindy Wu
Co–Founder, Experiment

Previous Winners

Anna Barth was awarded the 2017 Science Ambassador Scholarship from over two thousand applications.
Anna is a freshman studying Physics at Harvey Mudd College.

Watch Anna's video

Sona Dadhania won the first Science Ambassador Scholarship in 2016.
She's currently studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Watch Sona's video

Special Thanks

We Proudly Sponsor Donor's Choose

Cards Against Humanity & the Science Ambassador Scholarship are proud sponsors of Donor's Choose. This year, we donated $5,000 to help fund STEM projects and field trips in classrooms around the country.

Help a classroom in need