The Science Ambassador Scholarship
A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Applications for the 2025 academic year open this fall.
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The 2024 Winner
Did you apply for the 2024 Science Ambassador Scholarship?
If so, your application is currently under review by our advisory board.
We'll reach out in early February to let you know if you're a finalist.
How To Apply This Fall
Applications for the 2025 academic year open this fall. To apply, film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. 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!
An advisory board of women and non-binary professionals 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 2025 to submit additional materials. A winner will be announced in April 2025.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications open fall 2024.
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.
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 2024-2025 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.
Meet the Winners
Every semester, our scholarship winners make videos explaining a topic they're learning about in school.Meet the Science Ambassadors
The Expansion Packs
Our goal is to highlight outstanding women and non-binary students in science, technology, engineering, and math. To date, we've funded eight full–tuition scholarships and created a community of mentors and students who work in STEM fields.
Scholarship funds are provided by sales of Cards Against Humanity's Science Pack and Climate Catastrophe Pack.
$1,406,836 raised so farBuy the Science Pack Buy the Climate Catastrophe Pack
Meet the Judges
Advisory Board Co-Chairs
Dr. Diana Buist Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, Grail Inc.
Erin Diel, PhD Head of Product, Glencoe Software
Jen Indovina CEO, Tenrehte Technologies
Abbey Perl, PhD
Ali Rosenberg, PhD
Amanda M. Burkhardt Asst. Professor, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
Brittany Allen-Petersen, PhD Asst. Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Casey Hall Head of Research, Cards Against Humanity
Christine Sierra O'Connell Asst. Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies, Macalester College
Cristina Carrazza, PhD Research Scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago
Crystal Pickard RA, LEED AP
Diana Buist Senior Director, Evidence Partner Program
Dr Kasifa Khalid Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellcome Trust
Dr Michelle Ann Kline Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London
Dr. Catherine Situma Risk Management and Safety, Auburn University
Dr. Joyce Kao EMBA Core Team Member
Dr. Laurie Bayet Dept. of Neuroscience, American University
Dr. Lisa Manglass Asst. Professor of Physics, Francis Marion University
Dr. Melody Di Bona Human Oncology and Pathogenesis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Natalie Davidson Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, University of Colorado Anschutz
Erin Bowles, MPH Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Erin Diel, PhD Head of Product, Glencoe Software
Golnoosh Kamali, PhD Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Johns Hopkins University
Heather M. Maranges, PhD Florida State University
Heather Spencer Feigelson, PhD, MPH Institute of Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
Jennifer Hirsh PharmD, MS
Jennifer Indovina CEO, Tenrehte
Jessica Gentile Solomon, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Cardiology Senior Medical Manager of Cardiology, IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants
Julie Nadel, PhD Director of Graduate Education, Johns Hopkins University
K. Elizabeth Garr, MD
Kara Stevens, PhD Senior Strategy and Research Officer, Walton Family Foundation
Karina Wernecke Technical Product Manager
Kate Sippel, DVM, DACVR Senior Medical Manager IDEXX Telemedicine
Kathleen Vincent Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Kathryn Havens, MD
Kathryn Henley, PhD Director of Scientific Writing
Lindsay Marjoram, PhD Director of In Vitro Services
Lisa Carter-Bawa, PhD, MPH, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN Director, Cancer Prevention Precision Control Institute
Megan Hoover, PhD
Meghan Joly, PhD Clinical Scientist, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Molly Rossow, PhD Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Prof Hlozek Dunlap Institute and Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Prof. Amy Boddy Dept. of Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara
Sarah Kolitz, PhD VP Translational Medicine, Immuneering
Sona Dadhania Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx
Valerie Were, PhD Social and Behavioral Science Analyst, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Y. Frances Fei, MD Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Nationwide Children's Hospital