How To Apply
Film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. To apply, you must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student. To view videos we've liked in the past, check out our previous winners. 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. We value novel, memorable approaches to topics. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
- Three minutes or less in length. Videos longer than this will not be considered. No exceptions!
- About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study. Pick a topic that excites and fascinates you. We don't need to hear about the latest thing in science news (unless that's your jam).
- Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite the sources used to research your topic. Ideally, this would be in a slide or frame at the end of your video. You can use any citation format you'd like.
- Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ No exceptions!
Please note: Part of being a science communicator is leading by example. If applicable, please film your video in a way that complies with your local safety regulations related to COVID-19.
An advisory board of women who hold higher degrees and work in a broad range of STEM fields will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be notified in early 2022 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials. A winner will be announced in April 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit your video by December 13th, 2021 at 11:59PM CST. Late video submissions will not be accepted, no exceptions.
We’ll announce the winner in April 2022.
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 or a United States Territory.
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 11:59PM CST on December 13th, 2021.
No. The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.
We'll pay the winner's undergraduate tuition expenses for up to four years, starting with the 2022-2023 academic year. Please note that we do not reimburse the winner for tuition expenses incurred prior to winning this scholarship.
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.
You can spread the word to as many eligible students as possible. Also, you could grab the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack. All sales fund the scholarship.
The brilliant Ashley Lukashevsky.
Meet the Winners
Every semester, we ask winners of the Science Ambassador Scholarship to create new videos explaining STEM topics they're learning about in school.Meet the Science Ambassadors
The Science Pack
Our goal is to highlight outstanding women in science, technology, engineering, and math. To date, we've funded six full–tuition scholarships and created a community of mentors and students who work in STEM fields.
Scholarship funds are 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.
$1,316,186 raised so farBuy the Science Pack
Meet the Judges
Advisory Board Co-Chairs
Kayt Havens, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
Jen Indovina, CEO Tenrehte Technologies, Inc.
Julie Nadel, PhD Johns Hopkins University
Prof. Esther Ngumbi Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leigh Abrams, PhD Research Scientist, Honeywell UOP
Brittany Allen-Petersen, PhD Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Anne Lord Bailey, PharmD, BCPS Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Laurie Bayet Department of Neuroscience, American University
Diana SM Buist, PhD, MPH Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Dr. Amanda M. Burkhardt Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
Elena Chartoff, PhD Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Emily Davenport Department of Biology, Penn State University
Natalie Davidson Postdoctoral Fellow at CU Anschutz
Erin Diel, PhD Image Application Specialist, Glencoe Software
Molly M. Foote, PhD Research Data Analyst
Casey Hall, PhD Head of Research at Cards Against Humanity
Kathryn Henley, PhD Associate Director of Scientific Writing, PTC Therapeutics
Dr. Jennifer Hirsh, PharmD, MS Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, Veterans Health Administration
Prof. Renée Hložek Dunlap Institute and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Christina M. Ignarra Project Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Dr. Michelle Kline Senior Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences, Division of Psychology, Brunel University London
Sarah Kolitz, PhD, VP Translational Medicine, Immuneering
Annalena La Porte, PhD Pfizer
Professor Lisa Manglass Department of Physics and Engineering, Francis Marion University
Heather M. Maranges, PhD Wake Forest University
Lindsay Marjoram, PhD Study Director, Powered Research
Prof. Mackenzie Mathis Bertarelli Foundation Chair of Integrative Neuroscience, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
Sarah Mitchell, PhD Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University
Meghan (Morrison) Joly, PhD Sr. Scientific Project Manager, Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research
Anna Mullins, PhD RPSGT Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Prof. Christine Sierra O'Connell Department of Environmental Studies, Macalester College
Dr. Nadija Rieser Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Dr. Molly Rossow Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Sharda Umanath, PhD Department of Psychological Science, Claremont McKenna College
Karina Wernecke Software Engineering Manager, McMaster-Carr
Dr. Kaitlin Stack Whitney Rochester Institute of Technology
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