How 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. To view examples of previous application videos, click here. Your video should be:
- 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.
An advisory board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work in STEM will review the applications and select the finalists. The finalists will be notified in early 2018 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications close on December 11th, 2017 at midnight central time. We'll email you in January if you're one of the ten finalists. Finalists are asked to submit additional materials in late February. We'll announce the winner in April 2018.
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.
Nope! You can explain any STEM topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini–lecture, not a personal statement.
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.
The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.
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).
Yes, you can apply, as long as you will study a STEM field for the entirety of your undergraduate career.
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.
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