Congratulations to our 2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship winner!

Sona Dadhania, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2016 Science Ambassador Scholarship from over one thousand applicants. Sona has won a full-ride scholarship to study Materials Science and Engineering funded by Cards Against Humanity.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field–someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. The videos will be reviewed by a board of fifty 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.

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.

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Applications for 2016 are currently under review by our advisory board. Applications for 2017 will open this fall. Sign up with your email to be notified:

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Nope. You can talk about any scientific topic you'd like.

​​Can I apply if I'm a graduate student?

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students.

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.

​​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 spread the word about this to my students?

You can link to and download this flyer to print out.

Jamie Burgess, PhD

Project Manager, Clinical Research

Dr. Malynda R. Chizek Frouard

Astronomer, US Naval Observatory

Dr. Kellie Cicconi-Hogan

Technical Manager

Dr. Kasey Faust

Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jennifer M. Hirsh, Pharm.D.

Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, Veterans Health Administration/VISN 12

Dr. Christina M. Ignarra

Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Dr. Joyce Kao

Assistant Research Scientist, New York University

Dr. Brenna M Krieger

AAAS Science Policy Fellow

Dr. Iara Lacher

Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institute

Dr. Christine Lee

Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. Laurel Martin-Harris

Teaching Fellow, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Sarah Mitchell

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Kate Sippel, DVM, DACVR

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Oklahoma State University

Christina Tran

Community Specialist, Experiment

Dr. Laura Trouille

Director of Citizen Science, The Adler Planetarium


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