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A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.
Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack—a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.
The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.Press Release
How to Apply
The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.
To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.
- Deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience.
- Don’t spend lots of time introducing yourself—just jump right into your topic.
- Your video should be three minutes, no longer.
- You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study.
- Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public.
Please note that you must be in college in fall of 2017 to be eligible. The videos will be reviewed by a board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering.
Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.
Thank you! We have received your application. We’ll reach out to you mid–January 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
When’s the deadline for my application?
Applications close on December 11th, 2016 at midnight central time. We’ll email you in January to let you know if you’re a finalist. Finalists will then submit additional materials, due in late February. Finally, we’ll announce the winner in March 2017.
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 talk about any scientific topic you find exciting. Remember to deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement.
Can I apply if I’m a graduate student?
The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school students at this time.
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 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’m a teacher/professor/guidance counselor. How can I tell my students?
How can I help support the Science Ambassador Scholarship?
You can help by spreading the word to as many eligible high school and college students as possible—we always want to reach more students. You can also support the scholarship financially by grabbing a science pack. All proceeds directly fund the scholarship’s growing trust.
Who won last year’s scholarship?
Sona Dadhania was awarded the 2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship from over one thousand applicants. Sona is studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. You can watch Sona’s incredible winning video here, and see what she’s currently learning about in school here.
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